embracing complexity

Enacting Intersectional Affinity

Online audio work — August 2020

Embracing Complexity introduces the concept of Radical Sociability; a strategy for enacting an intersectional affinity based politics. It is recommended to download the audio file and take a walk with it someplace where you will have little distraction, and hopefully some greenery.

This piece was commissioned by Grand ReUnion for their kick-off Issue.

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Installation at Shedhalle — Oct - Dec 2020

Cancel-culture began as a vigilante strategy for demanding accountability from powerful previously inaccessible people. However, as folks rush to be the first to spot a mistake the tactic has all but lost its democratic justice impetus and is now increasingly becoming an unreflective method for bullying and shaming within communities.

Embracing Complexity introduces Drago’s concept of Radical Sociability, a strategy for enacting an intersectional affinity-based sociability to counter the toxicity of cancel-culture.

This audio installation includes many references from contemporary writers, but for ease of listening not all references have been mentioned verbally, please see here for a list of quotes and acknowledgements.

The soundtrack features music from: Lamin Fofana, Michael Valentine West, Gamelan Nyai Saraswati, JoAnn McNeil, Likhona Camane, Barraco Barner, Russell E. L. Butler, Forest Management, KMRU. This page includes a full list, with links to support the artists directly.

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ProtoZone1 - Contamination/ Resilience was curated by Thea Reifler and Philippp Bergmann at Shedhalle, Zurich