ME AMONG US, SPEAKING UP IS NOT ENOUGH — DELPHINE DEGUISLAGE
· Jun 9, 2020
Delphine Deguislage, Me among us, speaking up is not enough, 2020, jpeg, 1600 x 1200 pixels. Courtesy of the artist
“Do you have time to think, to love, to make? Do you recognize power structures? What do you stand for? Do you think you are the best? Do you read books written by racialized women? Have you ever been truly loved? Do you think you are worth it? How critical are you? What do you pass on? Do you understand? Do you feel silenced? Do you think we will all die the same? Do you remember? Do you have any choice? Have you told her? Did he gaze you? Who are they? Can we make it? How to change? What for? Is it worth it? Does hope make us naive? Do you want it to collapse? Do you like fresh air? Is the sun shining to brightly nowadays? For whom? Does humanity share? Do you cry enough? Have you smiled? Does it make you shake? Are you ready to lose it? Do you have enough? Do you sometimes feel like a clown? Are you happy? What do you wait for? How is your sleep? Do you want things to change? What do you do? Do you speak up? Do you listen? Do you still learn? Do I?”
DELPHINE DEGUISLAGE is a visual artist, art teacher and researcher living in Brussels. Sometimes she makes sculptures. Sometimes she writes poetical or critical things. Sometimes she passes on to the students she works with and learns from them too. Sometimes she feels alive, sometimes she feels like shit, sometimes she feels angry and speaks up. She always believes that being critical is productive and that learning makes you a better person. She is ambivalent and very sensitive.
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