Rachel Ellis Neyra

June 6 - Rachel Ellis Neyra invites writerly disruption to the “officially subsidized” archive of assimilationist, or whitened, desire: Exploited in the present and extorted of their futures, black, brown, and queer bodies are held in vogue yet under imminent threat of possible attack. We imagine not only how “not to be caught alone under duress,” how not to be without each other, but also how to feel fucking good with what flows between us. With vernacular materials, the stuff of children’s games and school houses, and policing – graphite, white chalk, water, glue, our hands, the subtle sound of etching on walls – we will make a momentarily shared language for “everything we love to survive dispossession." Black, brown, and queer bodies, then, become sites of abundant emotional addressability in the world as they signify affective excess: they are sometimes desirable and other times disruptive, always awaiting regulation. Exploited in the present and extorted of futures, black, brown, and queer bodies are marked by the...
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