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August 20, 2019

Losing shape is queering identity

Slowing down is not a matter of reducing velocity, but changing shape by touching the unwieldy ponderousness and excessiveness of our bodies.

This is the trickster’s revolution modernity cannot compute – a ‘revolution’ deeper than arriving at justice. If the modern effect is to index bodies in easily categorizable shapes of identity, if this is modernity’s power, freedom must consist of losing shape – allying with the world around us in perverse performances of ‘weirdness’.

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Only magic – the surprising intimacy of the material world – can heal modernity and its discontents.