rant #6

‘Life is in fact precarious’ We project our affections onto a lock of hair, a used bus ticket, to a piece of newspaper or the memory of a photograph. We entrust a sense of permanence to precarious objects, as if we do not want to admit that life is in fact precarious. (Fluxbooks, Fluxus Artist Books from the Luigi Bonotto Collection, 36) I heard writer and media personality Waleed Aly propose that a most significant feature of the current global dilemma was our general loss of control at every level, from the individual, to the state and humankind. The fantastic structures of our civilization, seemingly solid and inevitable, are exposed for what they are; temporary, at best. It is not just

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I acknowledge that I live and work within, and am a temporary custodian of land that belongs to the Wotjobaluk people. I pay respect and homage to Wotjobaluk elders past and present on behalf of all GAIP participants. We also acknowledge and pay our respects to the original inhabitants of the lands we pass through during our performance collaborations and do our utmost to care for these places.