We will never be captured again. In his book Sumario natural historia de las indias (‘Summary of the Natural History of the Indies’) (1526), Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo poses the question: “Can there be such an indescribable multitude of trees, some abundant in different types of fruit, others sterile, as well as those that the Indians cultivate...?” The indescribable forms a part of the impossible and of the multiple derivations of our fruit-bodies, plant-bodies, fruit-gender-plant-genders. Botany, biology, medicine and endocrinology are devices that imprison these natural bodies that cannot be prisoners. We invoke the plants of healing, the plants and bushland of inclassification in this performative lecture on fugitivity and choreopolitical biohacking.
Iki yos piña narváez funes feral-fugitive. Caribbean, writer, performance artist. She is a member of the Ayllu collective, the Periferia Cimarrona cooperative and In the wake of Espacio Afro, an experimental group of radical black thought. She has participated in the texts: Devuélvannos el oro, No existe sexo sin racialización, (h)amor trans and Futuro Ancestral (Give us back the gols, there is no sex without racialization, trans (h) love and Ancestral Future), among others. Her creations form part of the Reina Sofia Museum collection; she has participated in the Biennale of Sydney (2020); the Frestas Art Triennial, Brazil (2021); and will soon participate in the Kochi Biennale, India (2022).
Cacao Díaz is a multidisciplinary artist, performance artist and member of the collectives Tinta Negra, Don’t hit la negrx, Kiki House of Laveaux de la Escena Ballroom... She has most recent participations have been at Arts Santa Mónica +Colectivo Ayllu), CCCB and Matadero Madrid.