I am grateful to Eliza Steinbock and Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca for their invitation for me to present the keynote performance at the Symposium Archival Interactions: Performing Intersectional Counter-Archives at DAS Theatre. Despite covid-related setbacks, I was happy to have performed the video-performance-electronic music piece “When a lover says “I love you”, is it the words or is it the sayer that matters? or is decoloniality an academic drag?”.
I am also very grateful to have my partner-in-crime Barbara Titus masterfully moderated the post-performance discussion. I was nourished by the conversations with the symposium participants and audience. I will be holding on to this gift as we continue thinking and building communities and networks of decolonial sound, performance, and research.
I also want to thank the video contributors whose faces and voices lent materiality to my thoughts.
Photos taken by Udo Akemann