Losing shape is queering identity
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 modernity’s power, freedom must consist of losing shape – allying with the world around us in perverse performances of ‘weirdness’. Only magic – the surprising intimacy of the material world – can heal modernity and its discontents.