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Nate is shown from the waist up, leaning against a fence, wearing a navy t-shirt
24 November 2019
Tramway

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey

“Mackey composes realist-mythic layering of lyrical prose unlike anything being written today.” — New York Times. “Our greatest living epic poet…Mackey’s poetry and criticism have reinvented modernism for our time.”— LitHub

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Paul Klee's Angelus Novus painting is framed by box shapes with black borders
22 November 2019
Tramway

Poetry, Mathematics, Debris

Fred Moten Nathaniel Mackey Fernando Zalamea

How do poetry and maths stitch together pictures of our fractured situation from its wreckage and relics, from the debris of hope and the well of residues that make us what we are?

Episode 10: A Means Without End
A mesmerising shot of light reflecting, golden, off many hundreds of thin wires
21 November 2019
Tramway

Corpus Infinitum

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Do ideas emerging from particle physics help to re-think of blackness as a mode of life in which it’s possible to practice difference without separation?

Episode 10: A Means Without End
A jagged bluff of rocks juts out into a grey and moody sea as waves lap at shore
20 November 2019
Tramway

4 Waters: Deep Implicancy

Arjuna Neuman Denise Ferreira da Silva

What would a world and an ethics look like free from the destructive consequences of the Western mind?

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Denise Fererria Da Silva holds both hands in the air as she talks to the group
28 September 2014
Tramway

Realness

Charlene Sinclair Fred Moten Icon Ayana Christian Michael Roberson Tourmaline

A discussion about what is at stake in the performance of realness and the practice of passing, and how they are both acts of survival and resistance.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
boychild performs prostrate bathed in a blue light a red light in their mouth
26 May 2013
Tramway

#untitled lipsync 3

boychild

The mutability of the body and the mobility of identity: queered pop culture, drag, lip-sync and performance.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
under a dramatic spotlight boychild wrapped in string is hunched and performs
25 May 2013
Tramway

#untitled lipsync 2

boychild

The mutability of the body and the mobility of identity: queered pop culture, drag, lip-sync and performance.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
A projected quotation about wandering in hollows and dark thoughts
26 February 2012
Tramway

All the Colours of the Dark, Except Black

Evan Calder Williams

A chat, with examples (Zola, H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Horror), about blackness and the sheer stupid thickness of what has no profundity whatsoever.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
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