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Decolonize Book Club #1

18 July 2017
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

in the wake sculpture

In collaboration with Decolonise Sussex, and in response to June’s Decolonise Now! workshops and other decolonial work done as part of this campaign, ONCA is co-hosting a Decolonise reading group.

The text for this second meeting is “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being”

Snippet of the book:

“In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Activating multiple registers of “wake”—the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness—Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and she delineates what survives despite such insistent violence and negation. Initiating and describing a theory and method of reading the metaphors and materiality of “the wake,” “the ship,” “the hold,” and “the weather,” Sharpe shows how the sign of the slave ship marks and haunts contemporary Black life in the diaspora and how the specter of the hold produces conditions of containment, regulation, and punishment, but also something in excess of them. In the weather, Sharpe situates anti-Blackness and white supremacy as the total climate that produces premature Black death as normative. Formulating the wake and “wake work” as sites of artistic production, resistance, consciousness, and possibility for living in diaspora, In the Wake offers a way forward.”

Details

Date:
18 July 2017
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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ONCA Gallery
14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

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O N C A
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https://www.onca.org.uk

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