exercises in trust

exercises in trust is a participatory project made for an exhibition at BMoCA's Present box, curated by Rose van Mierlo and later updated for Thresholds in celebration of Dionne Brand's A Map to the Door of No Return. think about it like a sort of distanced reading group.


ideas explored:
world building thru collective participation
reading together across distance
the role of the gift
participation and responsibility
collective summonings
prediction as logical consequence
creating networks
building new combinations
repetition, collection, procedure as spell
connection across distance
observation as engagement
considering disruption
collective spells
reading closer, again … and again
imagining better futures together
the power of the search
rethinking the reading group
the encounter as transformation
slowing down time
citation as relation
extended(ing) bibliographies
thought experiment as time travel
thinking things thru together (while in isolation)
repetition as ritual
reading as experience
distraction as active engagement (maybe I mean care)
participation as idea/inspiration/happening … as what we might now have in common

Lou Sheppard
adrienne maree brown
adrienne maree brown #2
Zadie Smith
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Robin Wall Kimmerer #2
Natasha Meyers
Hito Steyerl
Dionne Brand
Dionne Brand #2
Carl Sagan
Christina Sharpe
Kristen Simmons
Timothy Choy
Denise Ferreira da Silva
Eve Tuck and C. Ree
James Bridle
Zoe Todd
Notes to Self

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