We were conflicted about placing museums at the centre of climate action. What is their agency when subdued by the same financial structures in which we are all emerged in. Maybe we need to push museums into financial ruin and make them capitalist waste to have a chance to co-inhabit them disparately.
We chose to resist rebranding and dive into a process of decomposition, a speculative and collaborative research that fostered dialogue and exchange between sensations, feelings and impulses. Through this process, instead of making museums a new object to praise, we speculated about transforming them into places where we can mourn our current understanding of Nature and our own Humanity. We believe that the current crises we face are intrinsically linked to our incapacity to desire differently.
Museums are places of desire and imaginaries, thus we can transform them into places where we can build parliaments of new sensitivities, where human and non-human entities have political power breaking current political hierarchies. Firstly though, we need to address the traumas of collective and individual dehumanization. We propose to reimagine museums as temporary cemeteries of our human condition, where we can celebrate a wake that welcomes the uncertainty of an intentional shattering of the self.
- Project Team
- CO.MUN (Regina Díaz, Patricia Santillán, Ximena Díaz)
- Project Name
- Collaborative Speculation Towards Bewildering Becomings
- Team Location
- Mexico, Mexico City
- Arts, curatorial and creative practice