a thicket took root firmly
a paving stone
a juicy mango
The wild oats
a river, many rivers
so many dreams
two bundles of sage, a few lilies, daisies and sunflowers
This reading group draws on the time shared at this year’s Open University, dedicated to communication with non-human life forms, the knowledge that these connections offer us and their possibilities in sensible production. Based on everything that we have learnt in whatever way we could, we leave the past aside (in the hope that other individuals will join in) in order to delve into some of the readings that accompanied that programme and their connections with others.
Therefore, we’ll be exploring texts by, among many others, Gloria Anzaldúa, Reinaldo Arenas, Genesis Beyer P-Obridge and Cristina Rivera Garza with the intention, as the last author recommends: “... to live in a continuous state of alertness as regards the bonds created between humans and other humans, and the bonds between human beings and animal beings, and plant beings, and mineral beings. To inhabit that progression, admittedly. We are not dealing with an abstract or even a sacred connection, but a material interrelationship...”
The thicket reading group is an idea from – and guided by – Adriana Reyes and Manuela Pedrón Nicolau.
The requirement for participation is to have read the texts before each session.
This reading group draws from the time shared at this year's Universidad Popular, dedicated to communication with non-human life forms, the knowledge that these connections offer us and their possibilities in sensitive production.
THICKET. READING GROUP