Entanglements

All of the content published by ArtsEverywhere exists in relation to the various lines of inquiry that are entangled throughout the platform. Concepts, themes, and inquiries emerge repeatedly over time in different forms.

Each Entanglement is a selection of three ArtsEverywhere posts along with a brief text describing the common thread between them

Thin Bright Threads

Joy Roberts,  Guelph, Canada 

I was busy and distracted when the most recent ArtsEverywhere post arrived with its heading “Putin’s Very Best Day.” As I clicked through various posts to get a sense of where the entanglements of Nikolay Oleynikov and Alessandra Pomarico would...

Threat of Stability

Nikolay Oleynikov,  Saint Petersburg, Russia 

Last Sunday, one week before the Russian presidential elections, with my punk band I took part in a benefit gig to support five young antifascists who were recently kidnapped, detained, and tortured by the FSB special agency, called the Centre...

I am the space of protest

Alessandra Pomarico,  New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 

I am the space of protest. (dedicated to those who take to the streets) This one is dedicated to protest. To those people who resist being jaded and all forms of nihilism, pessimism, discouragement, or comfort and instead, they take...

Freedom Movements, Programs, and Archival Practices of the Black Queer Diaspora

Patrick "Pato" Hebert,  New York City & Los Angeles, United States 

In his essay, Michael Roberson reminds us that the immense resilience and creativity of the House | Ballroom community are deeply historical and politicized. Roberson writes from within “a freedom movement, a radical pedagogy, and a spiritual formation in response...

Urban Deflection

Curtis Walker,  Guelph, Canada 

In his 1988 essay entitled “The City as Wave-Trough in the Image Flood”, Vilém Flusser offers a novel way to conceive of an urban centre: as a weighted place that imposes on a gravitational field and draws people towards it....

Speaking and Listening, Improvised and Autonomous

Shawn Van Sluys,  Guelph, Canada 

ArtsEverywhere, and its host organization, Musagetes, are deeply invested in practices of improvisation, musically and otherwise. One of our partners, the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, based at the University of Guelph, has developed an extensive body of...

Identity, Collectivity, Listening

Nicolle Bennett,  New York City, United States 

It is impossible to list the multitude of experiences and assumptions that each of us brings to every action and interaction. In our current state of affairs, it is ever more crucial to find ways of understanding our multi-faceted selves,...

Displacement, Transit, Tradition

Raphael Daibert,  SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

Be it through mass displacements; transnational migration of ideas or bodies; or a transition of gender, thought, or lives, these three articles demonstrate how the connectedness of the world—beyond its economic interdependence—can bring us to different ways of experiencing the...

Queer City Quito … and onward to New York

Todd Lanier Lester,  SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

The 1st of July marked Quito, Ecuador’s LGBT Pride festivities. The parade doubled as a tour of the historic city center and as the Echa Pluma! placard debut from a Laboratorio Gráfico Desviante printmaking workshop the days before. With exhibitions at both...

Being, Crossing, & Confounding Borders

Shawn Van Sluys,  Guelph, Canada 

Our world is criss-crossed with borders. But what happens when those borders begin to entangle and the spaces in-between begin to overlap again? Three contributors to ArtsEverywhere offer contrasting, but complementary conceptual frames for thinking about this. Raphael Daibert, writing...

Bodies Bearing the Brunt

Curtis Walker,  Guelph, Canada 

An idea has been echoed by three writers from vastly different latitudes: the concept that political (and thereby personal) trauma is physically housed in the body. This trauma can be passed down from generation to generation, especially to receptive bodies...

Personal History as Way of Knowing

Shawn Van Sluys,  Guelph, Canada 

The telling of personal histories and the sharing of anecdotes offer glimpses into the ways of knowing that guide inquiry, analysis, and reflection. Ashon Crawley, Mike Young, and Vanessa Andreotti share their personal stories as a way to access others’...