The Place In Which I Fit Won’t Exist Until I Make It
Presented by Arts House as part of Makeshift Publics Critical Response Series
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This collection honours the work of self-organisation and collaboration as a vital element in our cultural practices.
Throughout the pandemic we’ve all been forced to reckon with urgent questions surrounding self-organisation, responsibility and community.
This work by Lucreccia Quintanilla honours these questions with a collection of thoughts by artists and organisers involved in radio, sound making and writing, for whom making space has been an important focus.
As James Baldwin alludes in the quote that inspires the text’s title, our spaces define and construct the voices that are allowed to speak and be heard, and provide opportunities for complex discussions and both making and unmaking on unceded First Nations lands.
The Place In Which I Fit Won’t Exist Until I Make It features writing by Samira Farah, Joe Miranda, Del Lumanta and AM Kanngieser, and is edited by Quintanilla. Each of the contributions generously offered by the artists featured in these pages speaks of a necessity for such spaces for marginal communities, while at the same time offering reflections on the theme of organising itself.
About the Artist
Image credit: Lucreccia Quintanilla
Image description: A dark sky with a star constellation and lines drawn between each star.