Resistance | Power

Some suggestions of ways in to exploring this theme could be Hortense Spillers' conversation with Denise Ferreria da Silva on fleshliness and bodiliness and the From Subjection to Subjection discussion with Reina Gossett, Charlene Sinclair and Saidiya Hartman.

To give some context the paired theme ‘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.