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.