oui, et … aussi

an experiment in writing + curation

 

 

nènè myriam konaté in residence at SBC gallery of contemporary art

february + march 2018

 

 

 

yes, and … also  draws from theatrical improvisation + Kimberlé Crenshaw’s theory of intersectionality to explore the following questions:

 

How can the uncertainty of a transitional moment serve as inspiration?

 

How can a break or change in trajectory be understood as an opportunity?

 

How can we welcome change while reaching toward a future that honours individual conceptions of self + collective understandings of social cohesion?

 

How can these dynamics shape the way we experience + subsequently remember a historical moment?


Improvisation + intersectionality ask that we develop complex understandings of ourselves + the contexts in which we operate by moving beyond dyadic conceptions + practicing radical openness. They ask that we stand firmly in our yes’s + that we ask ourselves why + how the specificities of individual experiences are made possible in order to then explore how understandings of past + present are inextricably related to our ability to manifest certain futures.