With loving resistance
With loving resistance
Ubuntu Women’s Shelter, Yon Afro Collective, The Glasgow School of Art PoC Collective and The Royal Conservatoire PoC Collective
- Location : Transmission Gallery
- Date : Monday, 18 March - Saturday, 20 April
- Time : 11am - 5pm / Monday to Sunday, some of the dates mentioned are events for invites only. Please feel free to e-mail us to check before visiting the gallery.
Transmission is hosting…
Ubuntu Women’s Shelter, Yon Afro Collective, The Glasgow School of Art PoC Collective and The Royal Conservatoire PoC Collective....
to offer contributions and reflections around precarity, care and communities.
The state of precarity is an experience of dealing with simultaneous multiplicities, in conditions that manifest through configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity. This project focuses on the increasing number and variety of forms of precarity and precariousness, existing within the arts, academia, education, in various modes.
We begin with Transmission as a site of this creative, transformative process to open up ways for conversations to take place, strategies for resistance and a sense of solidarity within ourselves to rethink this space as a home for seeking refuge, a space for collective fragility as well as a coming together for community-building.
We are organising ourselves to come together to break away from isolation and fear produced by precarity to mutually enrich and support each other. We visiblise our labour, the unacknowledged, the isolated, the unseen, the forgotten.
The precarious have no common identity, only common experiences. For this common, this collective consciousness, notions of community to emerge, that has first to be put together within our collectives that which does not yet exist. This constituting will emerge through joining together along different fronts.
It will be understood like a mosaic, a coming together of many single pieces, existing singularities and experiences, in a manner of arrangement and composition, and fundamentally will develop through the process of sharing and making articulate what we share with each other.
We share through our labour and life experiences.
All made out of expressions of love and refusal.
Precarity is no longer a point of crisis, but a condition.
Precarity is the context.
Precarity is the vital context unlimited to our work time and space but to also to our personal, our home, our emotional relationships, conflicts, the way we experience time, leisure, rest, resources, social services, forms of family, etc.
Hosting with Ubuntu Women’s Shelter, Yon Afro Collective, The Glasgow School of Art PoC Collective and The Royal Conservatoire PoC Collective signifies a moment of pause, reflection and growth. To stand outside of expectations of overproduction produces anxiety and yet we choose to take this breath for ourselves, for future growth and the health of Transmission as an organisation based on love.
We invite you to note and bear witness.
With loving resistance,
All images and text © Transmission Gallery and the artists unless otherwise specified. Image credit: Matthew Arthur Williams.