Category: LoveLetters

  • Ma(r)king Time + 90 Cloaking

    You might think I’m cloaking. But I am not. So afraid to find out that someone IS something else than they present to be. Afraid that they might be cloaking. Might be disingenuous. Pretending to be something “they are not”. Fronting. Playing you/me/we. Inauthentic. Yet when it comes to ME to my ability My need […]

  • Ma(r)king Time +89 Cloaking (in prose)

    Where we must, we break laws. Everyone knows that. Where we must, we conceal. So many people I have known have broken small laws in order to stay or go where they need. We figure it out. We are rats and cockroaches, just trying to survive. Under/next to/despite the benevolent hand of government who would […]

  • Ma(r)king Time + 88 Brief Thoughts on HYENAZ Rupture

    Tonight’s HYENAZ concert in Zabok was Rupture. And it–remained so–unfinished. A fire alarm, triggered by our fog machine during Adrienne’s speech, began to wail (at first we both thought the other was contributing a sonic intervention) and then an emergency button was pressed and all the electricity went off. It didn’t come on for another […]

  • Ma(r)king Time + 81 Radical Kinship

    A few thoughts on what is Radical Kinship, prompted by Joy Mariama Smith, who hosts this summer’s WERK programme at Ponderosa I think radical kinship is … forming and holding communities … made of unique intersectional individuals who work and struggle together, each of us with special and differing needs. It is about forming chosen […]

  • Ma(r)king Time +72 Safe Space

    Road to Bordeaux. Thinking about safe space My experience in creating safer spaces–or what might better be termed inclusive spaces–comes from gathered knowledge working in many activist and dance/somatic spaces. Much has been written and explored around the topic; this is what I personally have learned. Some of those strategies have included but are not […]

  • Ma(r)king Time +71 Active Listening

    Ma(r)king Time +71 Road to Toulouse What is an antidote to silenc(ed) voices; or rather, voices not being heard. How do we take the onus of listening for ourselves as individuals rather than requesting that the speaker change their mode of speaking or their language? What are elements of active listening ? These questions have […]

  • Ma(r)king Time +70 Murky Truth

    Hahahahaha. White queers. Hahahaha white queers. Okay white queers can do their magic too. Says a voice from the audience. Perhaps hostile, perhaps celebratory, it’s hard to tell. Thank you, first of all, for reminding me of the humor. And reminding me, not to take myself too seriously. I do wonder, of course, about the […]

  • Ma(r)king Time +69 sexWORKperformanceART

    SexWORKperformanceART Is a project about the intersections of sex, work, performance and art. To what extent is “a” body an autonomous agent exercising choice in a precarious capitalist economy, and how do these choices dialogue with a body’s intersectionality? What does it mean to instrumentalize the body itself or a body’s identity in order to […]

  • Marking time +58 Conceptual Metaphors of Sound

    27 March 2019 I love the conceptual metaphors of sound. So rich with possibility. If we are with a child every moment of their waking and sleeping lives, we see their micro changes almost analogue, one to one relation. But when we have only sampled experiences of them — five hours here and five hours […]

  • Ma(r)king Time / Day +57

    Ma(r)king Time 25 March 2019 Monday Day +57 Intimacy I have been watching AOC with huge interest. She is the embodiment of the person I hoped would one day make it down those “hallowed halls”–at least she seems to be. The women I used to work with, waiting tables, being smart and street smart, having […]