Performance Space, Performance Space New York (NY), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PDX), the Momentary (AR), Ballroom Marfa (TX) and Blakdance (Australia) present

Knowledge of Wounds: S/kin Keynote with Kim TallBear and Daniel Browning

Knowledge of Wounds: S/kin SJ Norman and Joseph M. Pierce


S.J Norman
Joseph M Pierce
Kim Tallbear

Dates & Session Times

Thursday 21 Oct - 10:00am



SJ Norman, Joseph M. Pierce 

Carlee Smith

Designer and Digital Producer
Chloe Alexandra Thompson

Knowledge of Wounds: S/kin Keynote 

21 October 10 AM AEDT
20 October 8 PM EST / 7 PM CST / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PST

Join us for a conversation between Kim TallBear & Daniel Browning.


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In this keynote conversation, Dr. TallBear will speak with Bundjalung journalist Daniel Browning on her work on critical non-monogamy. TallBear situates her critique of the assumed, settler-imposed norms of dyadic coupledom and marriage within the Indigenous ethics of Right Relationship. In her work, TallBear traces a compelling line between the strategic imposition of colonial familial structures and sexual mores and the seizure and partitioning of land. In critical dialogue with the work of white ecofeminists such as Annie Sprinkle, TallBear proposes an expanded understanding of erotic relationship and intimate commitment that includes both human and more-than-human relations. TallBear both references and refutes the existing formulations of Polyamory, troubling the overwhelming whiteness and neoliberal underpinnings of these movements, and instead makes an argument for the practice of non-monogamy and non-hierarchical intimacy as restorations of our relational sovereignty.

For the second celestial season of Knowledge of Wounds, we consider S/kin as the means through which we connect and ground into our kinstillatory relationships 

All Knowledge of Wounds events will be live streamed through Vimeo and embedded on the Knowledge of Wounds website. These events will be available on demand after the event has aired.

Price: We are firm in the conviction that Indigenous people should not have to exchange currency for access to our own knowledge and cultural spaces. Rather than a set ticket price, Indigenous participants are invited to make an offering, in the spirit of reciprocity and mutual distribution of resources. Access to all events will be on a donation basis, with the donation amount to be decided upon according to individual capacity. If you have less, pay what you can. If you are financially resourced, and wish to support our work, we welcome a more size-able donation.

Access:This event will be streamed with live captioning and Auslan.

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