Making transcription of the interviews takes me quite some time, so please excuse the delay between recording of the interviews and their publishing. Soon I will publish interviews with Ewa Majewska, Rolando Vazquez, Ann Cvetkovich, and Mia You
Project introduction | April 24th, 2020 | Utrecht "Roy makes me wonder what kind of portal we are in? Maybe it is not even one portal but many portals; because the current situation has very different effects for different people in relation to how they are positioned in the current world; how their lives are … Continue reading Welcome to Breathable Futures Today
Interview conducted on May 5th, 2020 | Utrecht-Warsaw "if you hear this kind of atrocious necropolitical discourse, you obviously get into a turmoil. You get extra surplus anxiety on top of everything that already happens due to the pandemic. This is what I call the affective state of exception. Because everybody who is even a … Continue reading Interview conversation with Ewa Majewska
Read on May 15th, 2020 | Papudo POEM Available at London Review of Books | Vol. 31 No. 8 · 30 April 2009 Sky before dawn is blackish green.Perhaps a sign.I should learn more about signs. Turning a corner to the harbourthe wind hits mea punch in the face. I always walk in the morning,I … Continue reading Poem reading by Camila Marambio: Wildly Constant by Anne Carson
Interview conducted on May 3rd, 2020 | Utrecht- Papudo "They [portals] are ways in which we can connect to the pulsating emotions that create this material world that we are part of, but that we have instrumentalized and categorized in a way that has locked everything on this planet down. We've made it objective; we've … Continue reading Interview conversation with Camila Marambio
"thinking about tools right now, I think that [we need] all the tools related to creative, poetry, arts inspired methodologies, or arts based methodologies, poetry based methodologies, wonder based methodologies [...] Wonder can for example also be used vis á vis the sciences, instead of thinking for example in terms of either combating the virus or using the virus for bioscientific purposes (a utilitarian use of the virus as e.g. in bio-sensors). Science is very much pending between these two poles: combating, so called “combating”, for example virus, or thinking in utilitarian ways about it. And the thing is that we would need a lot more wonder in science going beyond these two poles. This would entail thinking for example the virus not either as an enemy or as something useful, but as something else."