The project But we never permitted the birth of logic among us is comprised of an audio work, photographic imagery, texts, and a collective reading of the ‘Cannibalist Manifesto’ written by Oswald de Andrade (São Paulo, May 1928). Inspired by Denise Ferreira da Silva’s text ‘On difference without separability’, the project seeks to address the performance of nonlocality.
Nonlocality (or entanglement beyond space and time) is a concept derived from particle physics and allows me to intertwine personal narratives with the historic and the contemporary. An entanglement which is constant in flux, a dynamic force which lacks a place-based narrative and rituals for memorialization. In her essay Ferreira da Silva proposes a re-thinking of sociality away from the grip of certainty to embrace the imaginations’ power to create, with unclear, confused or uncertain impressions.
In But we never permitted the birth of logic among us nonlocality, seen as (spooky) actions at a distance serves as the frame for a journey to and from Athens in search of the uncanny; something familiar and at the same time radically defamiliarizing.
Created as part of the group exhibition How it comes to matter by the Van Abbemuseum Coop Research group ‘Practicing Articulation, Articulation Practice’ at Hot Wheels Projects from June 1st-3rd 2018 in Athens, Greece.