Work is commissioned contribution to the exhibition "Add to the Cake: Transforming the Roles of the Female Practitioner", curated by Matylda Krzykowski and Vera Saachetti in Kunstgewerbemuseum Pillnitz Castle, in Dresden Germany.
The idea of Utopia brings about an omnipresent sensation of unattainability, evoking a world anchored to linear thinking, colonialist progress, and one single voice – as opposed to multiple and heterogeneous perspectives. Publishing often follows a linear or cyclical progression of time, acting as a binary construct: linear time manifests in a linear progression; cyclical time refers to nature and is often associated with femininity. To imagine futures, we must practice what Feminist Futures of Spatial Practice calls a more “embodied Utopia” (Grosz, 2001), aided by the creation of a space which “is both nowhere, at no time and anywhere at any time”. Instead of adding layers – another form of linear progression – we propose to collapse layers of time and dialogue through Fictional Journal.
The journal is an open-ended space for publishing, in constant becoming, where past, present and future issues merge, inform and challenge each other. The journal is a platform for equality is without beginning or end; it aims to challenge time as a patriarchal concept, collapsing and exploding it to include many voices, perspectives, and opinions. Our fiction is pragmatic: it already lives in the world today, tomorrow and yesterday.
ANIMATIONS AT DEMO FESTIVAL