Guilty Knees, Alec Mateo, read here.
When thinking through the potentials for emancipatory intimacies, and looking through the works I was to be in dialogue with, I found myself caught in the space between what is and what could be and the messiness, the humane and perhaps beautiful messiness, of what a movement through those would look like. I thought of guilt and how it’s mobilized, how it sits in the body, and its relationship to this movement.
Alec Mateo is a Dominican Writer and performer from New York, working with poetry, sound, and movement to explore fugitive subjectivities and modes of togetherness. This video and text were produced as a response to the exhibition I didn’t think it would turn out this way by David Dale Gallery, marking the fourth part of the exhibition program Am I an Object. The program – that will run until March 2022 – is further featuring a solo presentation by Suchan Kinoshita. It will be responded to in writings and events by students from the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies Department.