Afterlife Geographies | The Past & Other Dreams

In so far as the afterlife is accessed through the imagination, the afterlife situates what a future world might entail, and rearranges the pieces of the world, as we knew it, into a vision of the future. Afterlife Geographies considers sacred sites, sites of restoration, sites of reclamation, and sites of liberation.

Summer 2024
Project / Kamau Amu Patton

Erotics of the Image

Why would it be important, right now, to defend such ambiguity and indeterminacy? Why might I counterpose, to an agenda straightforward, “in your face” lesbian representation, an alternate erotics of surrogacy and displacement? There is no question that we are in a period of intense commodification of identity, with an attendant demand for extremely reductive and normalizing approaches to image-making.

November/December 1994
Text / Liz Kotz