Is (from) elsewhere
And so also (of) here
(For) it is continuous
Like the journeys
Same, and not
Different, and not
(Not) yet. (Not) now
The way/s I think, and act. The way/s I am.
Is that also (not) how you think, and act. The way/s you are.
Is that also (not) why I think, and act. The way/s I am. The way/s you are.
Is that also (not) why you think, and act. The way/s you are. The way/s I am.
I am not
You are not
I am and am not
You are and are not
Neither I am nor am not
Neither you are nor are not
Is this (not) reality
(For) me, you, them, us
A question of (human) existence. Is a question of what. That becomes a question of what is. And
then a question of what is it/this/that – for it to be answerable. That simultaneously, almost, is also a
question of who. That becomes a question of who am/are/is. And then a question of who am I/who
are we/you/they/who is she/he/they – an answerable question. Subsequently, or simultaneously, or
(maybe) preceding these, are questions of where, how, why, and so what – of location/s,
mechanism/s, reason/s, and repercussion/s and relevance/s. With many answers to all these (and
more, un/related) questions. That depend on who, and/or what, is asking the question/s, of/from
who, and/or what, for what, from where, why, and how. A question of power, and its a/symmetries.
That order, and/or try to order, (human) existence, and its relation/s, to (the) self/I/us/this and (the)
other/you/he/she/them/that. Culturally, socially, economically, ecologically, politically. Constructed.
In questions. In answers. That depend on the question/s, questioner/s, answer/s and answerer/s.
And the stakes. For one, a few, some, many, most, all.
Again, and again, and again. Questions, for, and of, academics, activists, and artists. Of whoever,
everyone. Individually, collectively. Who are you? Who am I? What do you do? What do I do? For
who? With who? Where? Why? How? And so what? As people who speak of, and for, people, in the
margins, who may also (rarely, though more so now) be themselves, (self)represented,
(auto)ethnographically, as statistics, as events, as anecdotes, as (un/true, non/linear, non/multiple)
stories, as them/selves, as authentic. To show, and analyse, economic and social injustice/s, and
strive for reformative, or revolutionary, individual, and/or collective, social inclusion and justice. A
matter of politics, and what fills, and can fill, that politics. Matters of ontology/s, epistemology/s,
and methodology/s. Questions of what, and who, or of who, and what. Simultaneously, or first,
second, third, later, earlier, before, after, last. So that, what is it, for them, to speak, say of a
marginal/ised person, to show her/them, dis/place her/them, dis/place the academic, activist,
and/or artist, including the writer, the director, the (authoritative) author, dis/place authority and
power. A question/ing of (dominant) knowledge production. Who, and what, can do this, and how?
Bringing us back to the question of who is a/the who. Meaning, what, is, this. That exists, even as it
does not. And fight against what makes it exist, one/I/they/we must. As what, who? How. When.
Where. All the time, everywhere. How? Un/fixing what, and who? What, or who, decides, can
decide, should decide, (all of) this. As (not) one thing.
Can we (not) be.
Of ways, and means
To who I am (not), and you are (not).
Separately, and together.
(Hopefully) in places that are not modern, and colonial.
From times that can be such.
Becoming. Fragment/s. Fully.
In an I?
An understanding, a dominance, a subordination, a subversion, an overthrow
Of structures, systems, institutions, practices, discourses, of the dominant
This blog is an attempt to capture, in written form, some of our thoughts and conversations as we build the Unreserved performance.