I wanted to show you something that would give you pleasure the kind of pleasure I sometimes feel listening to Joanna Brouk or standing in the middle of a gallery in the Met not focusing on a particular art work … Continue reading "from a feeling called heaven"
I am told that Brussels is the new Berlin, what Berlin was twenty years ago. What this person means is that it is the only spot left in Europe where artists can afford to be artists. I walk to the … Continue reading "Journal from Brussels and Paris"
If I have to hear another argument about the relative importance of race versus class, I’ll scream. Long a staple of graduate theory seminars, late-night Facebook rants, and the various circular firing squads of the Left, the argument exploded into … Continue reading "Towards an Insurgent Politics of the Particular: A Review of Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity"
In the face of structural dispossession and intensified border regimes, what does it mean to demand or to defy “more visibility” and “better representation” as an undocumented migrant? This is a central question in Rebecca M. Schreiber’s recently published The … Continue reading "Reconfiguring Representation: Rebecca M. Schreiber’s The Undocumented Everyday"
In January 2016, I had the opportunity to dialogue over email with sound artists Mendi and Keith Obadike. We discussed their site-specific work, Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin](2015), jointly commissioned by the Harlem Stage and the Vera List Center for … Continue reading "On Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]: A Conversation with Mendi and Keith Obadike"
Lacking blankets sleep mapped out a march of ice with a mind of April thinking today is the day rain prosecco tipped off flamboyant spray shed their own Pittsburgh blew us mindlessly dove. Flick the tongue of my cradle speech … Continue reading "Bureau to Counteract the Demonstration"