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“The idea of the procession is really interesting because it is the way we have had to occupy public space, in a festive and religious way, where many layers of reality come together, which is simultaneously a form of protest”
– Sayak Valencia
In this episode, Sayak Valencia, Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Carolina Caycedo, Arshia Fatima Haq, and Mónica Rodríguez discuss, among other things:
– Women in the movement of radical joy
– The importance of reclaiming pleasure
– Post-colonialist feminist and queer theories
– Exploring the diaspora identity
– Different presentations of gender
“Generally, in Islam, anthropomorphism is discouraged. So most holy figures when they are represented they will have the face concealed. I was thinking about that and the general use of concealment when you are moving in the concealment of identity, in revolutionary modes, and then of course there is the first association people have using this as a hijab…. But this was one of my last considerations…”
-Arshia Fatima Haq
Sayak Valencia, Tijuana activist, writer, performer, and author of Capitalismo Gore in conversation with LACE curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar and artists Carolina Caycedo, Arshia Fatima Haq, and Mónica Rodríguez. This conversation is part of the exhibition Unraveling Collective Forms programming, open quipu/quipu abierto, which looks to create a space to gather, remember, learn, and connect with the audience in a common thread. It is an invitation to interlace our own narratives in a khipu, to become talking knots. It is a way of both stringing together, and unraveling possibilities to reimagine ourselves.
Find out more on the event page.