I reflected a lot about whether or not I should write this. But, I am and I am because I am trying to remember why I started this blog, which is related to why I decided to create music again, which is related – but less directly so – to why I decided to take […]Read More impossible.
FEATURED IMAGE BY DAVID ALABO, GHANIAN-MOROCCAN DIGITAL ARTIST, @DAVIDALABO The Culture of Theory: Conversations I The following conversation started in response to a series of tweets on the University, the nature of the Inside/Outside relation, and ongoing conversations about theoretical perplexities in Culture and Theory. The dialogue is between PhD Candidate, Kevork Murad and myself. […]Read More The Culture of Theory: Conversations I
FEATURED IMAGE BY DAMON DAVIS, MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST, @damondavis TEACHER REFLECTION. QUARTER 1. CURATING THE ARTIST-WITHIN I imagine the classroom as a drama of pedagogy. This drama of pedagogy happens on the stage of life and representation. The stage of life is the period of realized spacetime that I, as a teacher, share with my students. […]Read More Curating the Artist-Within
I am a Slave. I have no community. “Can there even be a ‘community’ of niggers, as opposed to a ‘bunch’ or a ‘collection’?” I am a Slave. There are no Slaves who could grant me the senses and sensations of Life nor the perturbations of recognition nor the borrowed enhancements of institutionality and incorporation. […]Read More The Cynical Slave
O my body! Make of me a man who always questions! Make of me another Thing! Make of me a Transformation! Tell me that there’s something more. Tell me that there’s nothing. Tell me not to be afraid and show me nothing but horror. Make me again a-new! Neither Man nor Subject nor Human nor […]Read More O my body!
The Social Sculpting of the “Humans of Museums” (Paper and Photography Presented at Pomona College on Wednesday, November 6th 2019) The German artist, Josef Beuys, was a Fluxus performance artist in the 20th Century. Commonly regarded as one of the most prolific and influential artist of the century, when he arrived in America for the […]Read More The Social Sculpting of the “Humans of Museums”
Jane Bennet’s renowned book, “Vibrant Matter” puts the reader in contact and conversation with things. With a Frankensteinian echo, Bennet philosophically invites her reader’s to think through the notion that, “It’s alive.” In other words, Bennet attempts to challenge the normative discussion of philosophical materialist that looks to matter as an inert factor/function of life […]Read More Black Power as Thing Power: The Limits of Bennett’s Eco-Philosophy
THEORIZING IN A VOID: A READING LIST Week 1: THEORIZING IN A VOID “Theorizing in a Void” by Zakiyyah Jackson + “The Lie At the Center of Everything” by Christina Sharpe Week 2: INTRODUCING SYLVIA WYNTER “Homo_Narrans_and_the_Science_of_the_Word” by Bedour Algara + And What About the Human? by Anthony Bogues + “Before Man: Sylvia Wynter’s […]Read More THEORIZING IN A VOID: A Reading List