You Are Your Own Ancestor (April 18)

I’ve been thinking a lot about a phrase that came up in a group discussion in one of my classes:

You are your own ancestor. 

I’ve been researching quantum time, retrocausality, and sacred systems. I’ve been thinking about how art and especially performance can be examples of sacred systems and how engaging these systems also acts to transfer something much like the process of inheritance. 

I constructed a helmet for a costume this week. My plan is the use this helmet to call upon the past in the present as a means to generate speculative work. I want to perform the act of being my own ancestor. 

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