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tensions/ oppositions in flight

- Aylwyn Walsh

Feeling through tensions

light and what is unlit

what is remembered but what should not have to be remembered, because it should have never happened*

time and its shadows

optimism and its impossibility

re-presenting the body in encounter.

Writing of Black Studies:

'enlightenment and darkness, blindness and insight, invisibility and hypervisibility, converge in the open obscurity of a field of study and a line of flight' (2018: x).

Moten, F. (2018) Stolen Life. Durham: Duke University Press.

* this line resonates from Lubaina Himid's keynote talk on La Rodeur

Image: rehearsal for Alice (2005) National Arts Festival, South Africa, directed by Aylwyn Walsh.

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