Alina Popa Florin Flueras
Considering the way our contemporary life and society is shaped, if you have a healthy, alive thinking chances are for you to end up in the financial sector, advertising or, in the best case, in academia or being successful at art venues, or something like that. What can be a dead thinking is our question then, or if not dead at least pathological. Probably a dead thinking is a thinking less from this world, less determined by what we know and more oriented towards darkness and unknown. Or maybe it is not thinking at all any more.
In the Wari’ tribe from Amazonia the soul gives the body not feelings, thoughts or consciousness, but it gives it instability. The Wari’ hold that “healthy and active people do not have a soul (jam-)”. Diseased, almost dead thinking (a thinking-feeling) opens up a possibility for metamorphosis, hence a brittling of the human form, a constant loss of any definition of humanity. The oscillation between unknown and the worst, between the dead thinking and deadly thinking could be the starting point of discussing a new kind of politics, knowledge and existence.
Dead Thinking at Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj
23 July, 20h00, Dead Thinking presentation
24 and 25 July, 17h00-21h00, Dead Thinking workshop
(in the workshop we will approach this Dead Thinking through theory and a couple of Biosorcery practices)
with the support of CNDB and Fabrica de Pensule