Values & Practices is a collectively sourced and living set of agreements. This inaugural iteration invites those of us who gather through the Center for Liberatory Practice & Poetry to ground ourselves in our visions for autonomous and liberated communities.
Given that protests are multivalent and culturally specific, we ask: What were the political and, more importantly, the sentimental objectives of performances staged by subjects-in-revolt in Colombia and Palestine in spring 2021?
Arguably, presence is a quality of (music) performance that reveals aspects of representation that are not obvious in sound alone. The burgeoning philosophy of somaesthetics proposes that our bodies are an indispensable “tool of tools” and so by enhancing our bodily perceptions we may improve our quality of life.
Alex E. Chávez’s anthropological and autoethnographic practices address the relation between sound, power, and culture, especially in terms of how Latinx diasporic sonic traditions and experiments move through histories of migration.
A focus on sound, sonic practices, and sounding within the larger framework of Latinx studies necessarily invokes a concern with emplacement, which is necessarily embodied.
When the “Homer Pepe” NFT sold for 205 ETH ($320,000), Barry Threw cheered: “The art world is a software problem now.”
Over six weekends in spring 2021, Adelita Husni Bey met with a cohort of eight unionized healthcare workers based in the US and Denmark for an online filmmaking workshop focused on their experiences working in hospitals throughout the first year of the pandemic.