Death

Death

Accepting death, becoming death, integrating death.

This is what it takes to be Alive.

 

 

Have no fear.

 

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Silencing the Past

Silencing the Past

<<…the presences and absences embodied in sources (artefacts and bodies that turn an event into fact) or archives (facts collected, thematised, and processed as documents and monuments) are neither neutral or natural, they are created. As such, they are not mere presences and absences, but mentions or silences of various kinds and degrees. By silence, I mean an active and transitive process: one “silences” a fact or an individual as a silencer silences a gun. One engages in the practice of silencing. Mentions and silences are thus active, dialectical counterparts of which history is the synthesis.>>

Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and Production of History

Les Guérillères

Les Guérillères

<<There was a time when you were not a slave, remember that. You walked alone, full of laughter, you bathed bare-bellied. You say you have lost all recollection of it, remember… You say there are not words to describe it, you say it does not exist. But remember. Make an effort to remember. Or, failing that, invent.>>

Monique Wittig

 

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