Syllabus for hypothetical reading group of Winter 2021. Week 1-2: Fashion and Psychoanalysis Rikky Byrd, “On the ‘Black Designer’” Week 3-4: The Subject of Fashion Week 4-5: The Sex Which is Not Uniform Francisco J. Galarte, “The Crowns of Stuzo Clothing” Eva Hayward, “Don’t Exist” Week 6-7: The Libidinal Economy of Decadence David Marriott, […]Read More Fashioning Desire, Desiring Fashion Winter 2021
Homo Scientificus and The Maxim of “Life” Darwin’s post-Kantian revolution served to reify the inhumanity of Blackness that the modern grammar of representation had already imposed and presumed as early as 1684 in Francois Bernier’s A New Division of the Earth. Thus, in a gesture beyond deconstruction, Denise Ferriera Da Silva examines the axioms of […]Read More The Maxim of Life
The Conservative and The Liberal gather together in the ruined streets of Minneapolis urging for peace. It has never been more clear that such an urgency is a matter of returning to White comfort in the dismay of black rage and yet, the refined reader states, “The Families of [Insert Slaughtered Person] are requesting that […]Read More Apocalypse Now! Apocalypse Forever!
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”
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
“… it is through its determinateness that the thing excludes others. Things are therefore in and for themselves determinate; they have properties by which they distinguish themselves from others. Since the property [Eigenschaft] is the Thing’s own [eigene] property or a determinateness in the Thing itself, the Thing has a number of properties. For, in […]Read More If You’re Reading This It’s (Not) Too Late To Disagree With Dead Old White Dudes