The freedom of reimagining meaningful worlds is dangerously limited in our hyper capitalist world. None the wiser – titled shortly after the overturning of Roe v. Wade – refers to humanity’s incapability of moving forward into an egalitarian society based on respectful relationships to each other and the planet that hosts us. We need narratives that help us envision worlds with more meaning; fictions that enable us to fantasize about alternatives to current conditions.
Queer and feminist practices (resistance, resilience, inquiry, care, community building, allyship, critical thinking, world-building…) are core tools to bring humanity into an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable future. This exhibition deals with concerns for the planet, concerns for one another, concerns for our future, past and present – specifically in regards to colonial violence and global extractivism. It touches on concepts of storytelling, morphing and remixing to find ways of expressing the pain of the status quo while simultaneously imagining what fluid new concepts could look like.
The responsibility each and every one of us eventually has, is to find out what kind of contribution they can make to earn the right to use up space and resources. The more privilege one has, the more this question should inform the person’s movement on this planet. How can you care about yourself and your surroundings in order to establish balance, respect and appreciation; boundaries and consent; awareness and alertness – a safe space for others and the possibility for new relations to enter your field of vision? And how do you continuously open and re-open these conversations of institutional critique?