De.colonial vibrations

A sound and video-scape by Ramon Amaro + Conrad Moriarty-Cole

Whenever movement is perceived, we are presented with a “double existence”: an objective registering of sensory input and a perceptual feeling of continuing movement. - Brian Massumi, ‘The Archive of Experience’

What we 'see' does not necessarily match the feeling of what we see. What we see as the end of a linear history of colonial expansion is disrupted by sentiments of reflection, resistance, freedom, and spirituality which reveal the consistency of empire at present sites of labour, infrastructure, and engineering. Through the juxtaposition of sound and image De/colonial Vibrations questions the ‘double existence’ of object locations, as Brian Massumi describes them, by re-articulating the objective registering of sensory input and the contradictions of perceptual feelings. In doing so, the method is an invitation for the aural and visual exploration of de/coloniality using diasporaic Afro-beats, soundscapes and spirituals that puncture the presence of momentum, and disrupt notions of frictionless colonial reconciliation. This exploration of post-coloniality using the method of De/colonial Vibrations intervenes in the workshop to allow the experience of multiple phases of imagination to overlap and thus ignite the uncertain and fragile foundations upon which the colonial imaginary is built.

Ramon Amaro + Conrad Moriarty-Cole