A huge pile of red wool

Beyond | Category

With these theme we want to set work that doesn't seem to fit close to or in any category at all alongside work that deals explicitly with category and practices of categorising, or escaping category. 

A couple of suggestions for starting to investigate this theme could be Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio's performed film lecture about Caribbean cinema and Fred Moten and Saidiya Hartman disucssing what it might mean to be fugitive. 

In this theme, these paired ‘terms’ are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.