You Extract Me (performance)

2022
10 minutes
Performative reading

<For the occasion of Knowing Otherwise - DAE Research Festival>

Reading of a writing devoted to coming into terms with ancestors and the ways in which we know how to love.

"Even when my grandma wipes down [the dust on] the dining table, she doesn't really clean anything, the dust particles are just moved from one place to another. Dispersed.

What is an extraction if materials never leave this world?

An extraction is usually thought of as gathering the materials needed to build something, as if what was there before wasn't already a thing. 

You extract me, an orgasm, some call this being human, but you already know it's the briefest form of forever yes."