Posted in the Supercommunity e-flux journal for the 56th Venice Biennale
THE SOCIAL COMMONS: CITIZENS IN THE SHADE, ALIENS IN THE SUN edited by Raqs Media Collective
“If you grow into your own sense of self and body knowing that both space and time are normatively known to be under your control, then certainly all space, all time, and thus all history, archaeology, and heritage is your body’s or no body’s.
If we have learned anything from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), it is that even in postured idiocy, the heteronormative white male protagonist might have a chance to control the past. It is that body which seems to be allowed to move through time, controlling and developing technologies that create those pathways. And it is also only those bodies that maintain the privilege to bungle it…”