And so, in that equivocal relationship of relationships, in that growing mistakes into exponential multiplicities, the will to-not return to the prided Western thought for being intrinsic at its foundation, to not return to his dialectics of objectification and the instrumentalization of all what constitutes the outside of myself. We want to wear the mask from a relational-perspectivism rather than an identitarian affirmation. And walking through that landscape, visiting historical places that serve as testimonies of the impossibility of otherness in the constitution of the modern subject. This, only to reveal the inherent and ongoing construction of the objectified other in the Colonization of yesterday, as today’s comfortable freedom.
The city of Paris hosted the Ethnographic Exhibitions at the end of the 19th century, exposing thousands of individuals shipped from South America, Africa, Middle East and Oceania as exotic attractions to be visited at Human Zoos. France counts with millions of objects exposed in Museums as objects of a relationship that, whilst disguised as Multiculturalism, exerts a with pride an identity that begs to be put into question, that of the Modern subject. We will visit these emplacements as mask and identity in delay.
* NOMASMETAFORAS (Clara Melniczuk and Julian Dupont) is a Colombian-French collective working the hybrid spaces between Contemporary Art, Decolonial Philosophy, Post-structural Anthropology and the question for Indigenous Thought. www.nomasmetaforas.com