It is with great pleasure that articule invites you to the the litterary salon of Ronald Rose-Antoinette’s Research Residency on Thursday, June 20.
"Winding through the entrails of the conch shell, the maze of the mangrove, a poetics of the elsewhere slanders the authorial voice. The figure of the One stutters with the many. Indefinite. Aerial. Afloat. Who spoke?
This Salon Littéraire hopes to powder a smooth but brilliant atmosphere where everyone is responsible for the spiritual welfare of no one, where reading and listening to each other are radicalized as breath, air or wholly spirit. We meet. We drink. We smoke. We co-host our souls.
We play songs to each other, read poetry to each other, weave a palimpsest of our unfinished dissertations and immigration forms – collage, bricolage. We tinker some more under (intimately) the social insurgencies of a Caribbean archipelago. As occasion or as event? No. Something else."
Tentatively titled "re: leaning theory, not in the middle," Ronald Rose-Antoinette’s project will study the concerto of exile, inseparability, longing and queerness via the instrument of the Caribbean and its corrosive relationship to transcendance and the principle of framework tied to (western/european) arts. "re: learning theory" will invite artists from Turtle Island, Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, and the Caribbean to respond to/experiment with the notions of "tendency" and "caribbeanness" through a series of workshops, performances, talks and screenings.