Talks

Talks and Lectures

A TOPOGRAPHY OF EXCESSES

“A Topography of Excesses” is an artistic research project that investigates technologies of birth control vis à vis colonial processes of production of race, gender, and sexuality. In this lecture, I discuss how the excesses attributed to marginalized folks by Eurocentric conceptions of body, knowledge, sexuality, and subjectivity are fundamentally tied to colonial violences. Throughout this project, I propose a reframing of history meant to subvert and reject colonial narratives, and to nurture conversations on the medicalization of bodies, notions of ‘radical care,’ the poetic dimensions of herbal remedies, and a re-centering of indigenous and folk knowledges.

This lecture was delivered at A1 Bratislava, under invitation by the editors of Kapitál.

 

IF SINGULARITY, SINGULAR, BECAME SINGULARITIES, PLURAL.

Performative lecture for Transmediale 2017, as part of the Singularities panel, curated and moderated by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke. Joining us on this panel were also Dorothy R. Santos and Rasheedah Phillips.