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Slowing down is not a matter of reducing velocity, but changing shape by touching the unwieldy ponderousness and excessiveness of our bodies. This is the trickster’s revolution modernity cannot compute – a ‘revolution’ deeper than arriving at justice. If the modern affect is to index bodies in easily categorizable shapes of identity, if this is …Continue Reading >>>
In Israel, with new rulings, gatherings of more than 50 people are now subject to restrictions, and the right to protest is severely regulated. Towards Israel’s east, India’s newly re-elected Hindu nationalist leader, under the guise of an intoxicating patriotism, nullifies the rights of Kashmiris and clamps down on dissent, reformulating what was once a …Continue Reading >>>
Justice is limited in its effects. It may include you and give you a seat at the table, but it doesn’t know how to shake up the menu. It may give you access to secret rooms, but then you’d never know the wild beauty of a starry dome cradling your goodnight. And when it makes …Continue Reading >>>
The autobiographical is a form of rhetorical violence because in rendering intelligible an account of our ‘selves’, we obscure the embodied and molecular forces which shape us and yet resist intelligibility. This is to say that identity is a performance that cuts away the processes of becoming in order to elucidate the presence of being.
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Diversity is not necessarily a threat to capitalist modernity. As a matter of fact, modernity needs difference in order to arrange hierarchical structures of subjects. It would no sooner tolerate equality of subjects than give up the idea of subjecthood. What’s scandalous to modernity is not epistemic plurality, intersectionality or the proliferation of ‘identities’; what’s …Continue Reading >>>