all the organs of my atoms need rest (15", 2021) is a lecture-performance-journal club.
Incorporating sound, video, poetic prose, and scientific critique, the work weaves together a multitude of knowledge-practices in order to reflect on illness, coloniality, and (un)diagnosability. Anchored in Nicki Minaj's refrain "you see right thru me, how do you do that shit?" is an improvisation which unfurls soft MRI porn, Fanonian wounds without lesions, chronic fatigue in pure depth, the pain gap in knee osteoarthritis, Baradian measures of nothingness, and grandmotherly rituals of tespih counting.
Performed at la Rencontre internationale de performance actuelle 2021 (RIPA) in Montreal, Canada. For video documentation of the performance, please contact me.
photos by alignements