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Mar 30, 2022 · Devika Chotoe

Reading Group – Session 1: Technologies of Perception

To move towards knowledge rooted in queer and decolonial perception, Devika Chotoe proposes darkness as a mode to subvert the visual and rational as dominant signifiers of knowledge. Texts include Rolando Vázquez on the modern gaze’s control of representation and experience that perpetuates colonial difference and, to bridge the distance that creates, Gloria Anzaldua on hybrid consciousness. Donna J. Haraway’s ‘situated knowledges’, restructured depending on subject, are also considered.

Donna Haraway, ‘Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective’ in Feminist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 575 – 599, Feminist Studies Inc., 1988. ›››

Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Light in the Dark (Luz en lo Oscuro): Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality, Duke University Press, 2015. ›››

Rolando Vázquez, Vistas of Modernity: decolonial aesthesis and the end of the contemporary, Mondriaan Fonds, 2020. ›››