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Alchemy/Schmalchemy Manifestation VI: Onto-epistemological hoodoo: Putting a Barad text to work

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posted on 2018-12-21, 14:13 authored by Gillian Whiteley
This bespoke alchemy/schmalchemy manifestation put a section of text from Karen Barad’s Meeting the Universe Halfway, Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press, 2007, page 3) to work, as a visual score, mini cut-up libretto, and incantatory spell with which to initiate a sonic/visual/live art improv assemblage of regular Schmalchemists Geoff Bright, Gill Whiteley and Walt Shaw and volunteer SIQR confederates. The performance worked respectfully, chaotically and ineptly with some of the tools, practices, and apparatus of Hoodoo Conjure (and with some transformational paraphenalia of our own).