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On Thinking with ― Scientists, Sciences, and Isabelle Stengers

In her lecture entitled ‘Cosmopolitics: Learning to Think with Sciences, Peoples, Natures’, Isabelle Stengers issues a challenge for us to rethink our relationality with the world: to move from an anthropocentric conception – one of her main critiques is the casting of Nature as a “loving mother,” as if we are its offspring – to […]

99 Problems to be told to a plant & The Excavation of Its Future Memory

Part performance script, part poetic endeavor, part philosophical meanderings, 99 Problems to be told to a plant & The Excavation of Its Future Memory engages words with and through the material they find themselves embedded in/amongst. The project was first intended to be set of aphorisms as part of a performance script performed and displayed […]

For, the pleasure of the text …

« There is something Shakespearean in a reader’s ability to write while reading. We have to deeply thank Jeremy Fernando for having given us such a sensitive, rhythmical and clever book about the glorious birth of a voice in everyone. He helps us see in the dark ». — Philippe Beck *** At the heart […]

On Invisibility: or, Towards a Minor Jiu-Jitsu

On Invisibility attempts to meditate on the relationality between the seen and unseen, known and unknowable, particularly when in relation with an other, when grappling – in touch with – another. This text opens the dossier that, whilst seemingly antonyms, invisibility is part of visibility; that each act of seeing is fraught with the possibility […]

Pedestrian Stories

Pedestrian Stories (1-3) began as a singular project consisting of the generation of a short story with images produced in/as a durational performance. The project has now developed into a series come to be called, pedestrian stories. Technically, the project involves mostly writing, within constraints. The constraints of which lend itself towards the performative in […]

[or, the whale]

“Love. Loss. Leg.” “Juli Crockett is one of the most original and imaginative voices in the American theater.” – Travis Preston, Dean/Head of Directing, CalArts School of Theater; Artistic Director, CalArts Center for New Performance “Crockett is a theatre artist of the highest caliber – [or, the whale] is truly a monster from the deep.” […]

Requiem for the Factory

« Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote that philosophy should be done “dichten”, as poetry. Jeremy Fernando manages to give this program a form, a direction. His texts contain many questions: in Requiem for a Factory poetry is an investigation, both in a cognitive and historical sense. Without being illustrative, Kenny Png’s impressive urban photographs testify (this verb […]

The Emergence of Brood III

In The Emergence of Brood III, Gabriella Torres uses the life cycle of the seventeen- year cicadas as a vehicle to explore ideas of home—a home that perhaps may or may not have ever existed. Known as the Iowan Brood, Torres takes on the collective voice of the emerging cicadas and re-imagines them as teenagers […]

It’s Fiction

Yanyun Chen draws, and is driven by the question, “How far can I go with this?” How far can one go with charcoal and papers, and where does this bring one, lead one, leave one? How far can one go with a line, a stroke, a shape, a light, a shadow, an area, a turn, […]