Matthieu Nieto presented on the 19th of October his piece “I Came Here to Talk”, where he highlighted identity politics and representations of the body through his own personal journey in relation to whiteness, masculinity and (hetero)normativity.
Inspired by the performance of the french dancer, Nikita Khellat composed this poem.
is in self-defiance
roaming around the enclosure,
not carrying burdens
wearing a free and light posture.
his own way –
like a donkey.
and jumping high –
like a horse.
it’s jumping as high as the height of the fence, yet, it wouldn’t surpass –
consuming the grass
other mules in the lawn
exhibit the pride in the shows of their own.
consumed by themselves,
they feel exceptional ones –
leaving unturned all the stones.
by mistakes of the past –
nothing else that they do want to know.
the External scenery the Mule disregards,
and the stories
imposed withal –
in its movements reveals what the Internal dictates,
telling the story
of its Own.
by Nikita Khellat
#MANIFEST-E/0 #hybridization #multiplicity #nonspectacularity