Nā memo mai Lockdown: Aloha i ka Manawa o Clichés

ʻO Jennifer Mehigan, Kiʻi drip IV, 2020, hua helu helu; ʻoluʻolu a ka mea pena kiʻi

ʻO JENNIFER MEHIGAN i manaʻo ai i ka hana a me ke kūpaʻa ʻana i ka hopena polimika o kēia manawa.

Inā he mea kūʻai ka honua holoʻokoʻa, pehea mākou e ulu ai i ka ʻilihune.
Ke hāʻawi makana ka honua holoʻokoʻa, pehea ka waiwai lilo mākou.
- Robin Wall Kimmerer1

Ua ʻike mua wau e pili ana i ka hana a Ted Purves i koʻu wā e noho ana ma ke kaʻa ʻōhua ma Oakland me nā hoa aloha ʻelua aʻu i ʻike ai ma hope o Singapore. Ua lawe mākou i ke kaʻa ʻōhua mai Lake Merritt a Berkeley; Ua loaʻa iaʻu kahi latte lavender hau i kuʻu lima e lilo i peach rose sorbet a laila kahi Blue Dream Pax pod i nā ahiahi. Ke loaʻa nā inoa maikaʻi i nā mea ʻoi aku ka ʻono, manaʻo wau, a i ʻole ma ka liʻiliʻi ua hōʻoia maikaʻi iaʻu ka hoʻolaha ʻana. ʻOiaʻiʻo, manaʻo wau ʻo ka mea nāna i koho i ko lākou inoa ponoʻī ʻike nō hoʻi ia he ʻoiaʻiʻo. He Pelekikena ʻo Trump no hoʻokahi makahiki i kēia manawa a nui nā kūʻē ʻohana ʻohana maʻamau i nā pāka e hoʻopau ai ka ICE. Ua kuhikuhi mai koʻu mau hoaaloha i nā mea hoihoi iaʻu i ke kalaiwa ʻana i mua o lākou: kahi hale bakery (ma mua he Black Panthers 'HQ), nā hale noho ʻole he nui, nā hale kahiko, nā kahua ʻahaʻaina a me nā kī kī, nā mea ʻai Kōlea maikaʻi, a me ke Kulanui o nā Hana no Kaleponi. kahi a Purves i aʻo ai ma ka papahana puka puka o ka hana kaiapuni.

ʻAʻole hiki ke ʻike ʻole i ka lusciousness o nā māla o Kaleponi ʻĀkau a me ka waiwai e pono ai ke hele pū me ka hiki ke hoʻoinu i nā mea kanu i kēlā me kēia manawa, ʻoiai ke ʻā nei ke ahi i kēlā manawa. He kāmele kelepona maikaʻi kaʻu a ʻaʻole hiki ke hooki i ke kākau ʻana i nā kumulāʻau i piha me ka hibiscus, nā lole nani ma nā ʻaoʻao Pride a me ke kahawai pau ʻole o nā pāʻali anti-fascist. Hahai wau i kekahi mau 'forager' ma Instagram a he mau hoaaloha kaʻu e hauʻoli nei i ka hana ʻana i nā mea mai nā huahana i loaʻa, akā ʻo ka ʻai ka mea nui o ka ʻike. ʻO ka mea pōmaikaʻi, he mau hoaaloha kekahi kaʻu e hana nei i ka ferment lockdown a hāʻawi lokomaikaʻi i kēia mau waiwai. I kēia manaʻo, ʻoi aku ka nui o ka pilikanaka ma mua o kaʻu i manaʻo ai, e pili ana i ka hāʻawi ʻana a me ka loaʻa ʻana o ka mālama, o ka hālāwai ʻana me nā pūʻali kaiāulu hou a me ke aʻo ʻana pehea e lawelawe ai i kahi ala e hoʻokūpaʻa ʻole ai i nā hale i ʻae ʻole ʻia.

Ua hoʻomaka kaʻu ʻimi noiʻi i nā ʻōniʻoniʻo me ka pena ʻana a eia nō naʻe ke waiho nei i kahi o ke kiʻi o nā kiʻi. ʻO ka hoʻolaha ʻana o nā kiʻi ma ka pūnaewele e ʻae iā lākou e loaʻa i ke ola kaiaulu i ʻoi aku ka nui ma mua o ka wā ma mua. ʻO wau ka hapa nui o nā mythology, tropes mai nā subculture pūnaewele a hoʻohana i nā polokalamu e hana i nā kiʻi collaged e hoʻoponopono hou i nā pilina ma waena o nā mea o kēlā me kēia lā e like me ka 'heterosexuality compulsory', 'make', a me 'mōʻaukala'. Na kēia mau hoʻonohonoho hou ʻana i alakaʻi iaʻu i kahi ala o ka lilo ʻana i 'pūnaewele' a pōmaikaʻi maoli wau i ka hiki ke komo - ka hapa nui o nā peripherally - i nā kaiāulu o nā hana noʻeau, mālama a me ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa ma ka honua holoʻokoʻa, ma hea wau e pili ai ʻaʻole hui ma ke ola maoli) pau.

ʻO ka manawa mua aʻu i hālāwai ai me ka manaʻo o 'kōkua kōkua' ʻo ia koʻu wā e noho ana ma Sydney, Australia. He wā lōʻihi kēia o ka hoʻokaʻawale kaiaulu noʻu. ʻO ka poʻe aʻu i launa ai ma nā gigs a me nā hanana DIY (ke hiki iaʻu ke kāhea i ka wiwo ʻole e hele hoʻokahi) ma Newtown a me St Peters ka hapa nui o nā punk, nā mea pena kiʻi a me nā keʻokeʻo keʻokeʻo. ʻO 21 wau, ʻeha loa i ka puʻuwai a nahenahe loa. Akā ʻo ka noho mehameha a me ka lohi mau kekahi o nā pedagogies, manaʻo wau. Ua aʻo wau pehea e 'pili' i ka hana ʻana i ka hana grunt, heluhelu i nā kumuwaiwai a nā kaiāulu ʻōiwi i kaʻana a aʻo ai e pili ana i ke kiʻekiʻe keʻokeʻo, ka noho kolone, a pehea i alakaʻi pinepine ʻia ai nā neʻe ʻana mai kēia mau kūkulu e nā kūkākūkā e pili ana i nā kiʻi ʻōiwi oiwi. Hoʻomaopopo ka abstraction a me ka obfuscation ke noʻonoʻo ʻoe i ka weliweli o ke kino o ko colonialism Pelekane, nā ʻino, a me nā trauma e pili pū ana a me nā mea hōʻalo. Kamaʻilio nā papahana hoʻōla e pili ana i ka 'sobriety keʻokeʻo keʻokeʻo', e hoʻohana ana i ka makemake nui ma mua o ka lawe ʻana i nā ʻanuʻu e pono ai e hele i loko o kahi papahana. Manaʻo wau ʻo ke kaʻina hana o ka 'hāʻule ʻana' a lilo i abstract i mea like pū me kēia ala. ʻO ka hoʻōla he hana i hoʻokaʻawale ʻia, kahi e hiki ai ke hoʻomaka ke ʻano maʻamau i ka helehelena a me ka huakaʻi manawa o ka Science Fiction.

ʻO Jennifer Mehigan, Pūnaewele # 9, 2019, kiʻi iPhone; ʻoluʻolu a ka mea pena kiʻi

Ke hoʻi nei i ʻOakland: ʻO Ted Purves a me kāna mea hana, ʻo Susanne Cockrell, i hoʻokumu iā 'Temescal Amity Works' (2004-2007), kahi papahana i hoʻomaka ʻia ma ke ʻano he kaʻa i hōʻiliʻili a hāʻawi hou i nā hua mai nā lāʻau citrus kūloko, ʻoiai e ʻohiʻohi ana i nā moʻolelo mai nā kamaʻāina. no kahi moʻomeheu hui o ka wahi, e ʻimi nei i ka uhi ʻia o nā ʻōnaehana a me nā kauhale i ke ola kaiāulu. Ua lilo ke kaʻa i wahi ākea, a ua loaʻa i ka manawa ka nui o ke kaomi e hoʻololi i kāna k modelkohu mai ka hoʻololi pilikino pilikino i kahi hierarchical format, a no laila ua pani ʻia. ʻO ke kumu, ua kaomi ʻia e hoʻololi i kahi ʻoihana lawelawe waiwai ʻole, a ua lanakila ke kumu o nā hana like a kāpae i ka loina DIY a me nā waiwai nui o ka papahana. Ke poʻo inoa o ka puke Purse, He manuahi ka mea a mākou e makemake ai (2004), hoʻomanaʻo iaʻu i nā mea ʻē aʻe aʻu i haʻi ai iaʻu iho ʻoiai ke loaʻa nei kahi manawa weliweli, e like me "ua loaʻa iā ʻoe nā mea āpau āu e pono ai" a "inā makemake ʻoe i ka mea āu i loaʻa ʻole ai, pono ʻoe e hana i nā mea āu i hana ʻole ai. ” ʻO nā hui kaiaulu COVID-19 he ʻāpana wau i kekahi manawa e pono i ka paipai like a hiki iā ʻoe ke hoʻopau i ke kani e like me kahi hoʻolaha Tesco - "ʻo kēlā me kēia kōkua liʻiliʻi."

Hoʻopiha ʻia nā puke 12-step recovery me nā clichés. ʻ speakslelo ʻo Leslie Jamison e pili ana i kēia i loko o kāna puke, Ka Hoola ʻana, kahi āna e wehewehe ai i nā huaʻōlelo hou ʻia "ʻaʻole he mau hōʻike akā he mau hoʻomanaʻo, kiaʻi palekana i nā alibis o ka hoʻokoe ʻana [masquerade] ma ke ʻano he ʻike iho." Ke kākau nei wau i kēia i ka lua o ka lā o nā kūʻē ma waena o Belfast i ka pilina me Black Lives Matter a kūʻē i ke kiʻekiʻe keʻokeʻo, hoʻomāinoino makai, a i ʻole ke ola o nā mākaʻi. Ke kū nei ma laila i ka lā mua o nā kūʻē, ua noʻonoʻo wau e pili ana i nā kuhi clichéd o ka lokahi a mākou e hana ai - nā hōʻailona home, nā lima a me nā kani - a me nā ʻōnaehana e kūʻē i kekahi i kekahi: ua kuhikuhi nā pūlima ʻeleʻele i ka lani, passerby lālau paʻa nā lima, kū i ka honua. ʻO ke knuckle keʻokeʻo, ka paʻa paʻa, ka hiki ʻole ke hoʻokuʻu; ʻike mākou i kēia hui pū ʻana i nā kiʻi e hoʻolaha ʻia o ka hana ʻino i nā poʻe ʻeleʻele, transgender, ʻōiwi, brown, Brown a me nā kāne ʻole. Ua hāʻawi ka mamao kaiaulu i ka hapanui o mākou i kahi manawa e noʻonoʻo ai, e moeʻuhane ai a komo ai i nā utopias a e pale ʻia ai mākou mai nā mea ʻē aʻe ma mua o ka maʻi, no ka mea, ʻaʻole palekana ka "lehulehu" i nā manawa he nui. Manaʻo maoli ʻo patriarchy capitalist supremacist keu i kāna iho iho.

ʻIke mau wau ʻo kahi maikaʻi loa noʻu ma kahi ʻē aʻe; e ʻike wau i nā kaiāulu ʻoi aku ka maikaʻi inā haʻalele wau i koʻu wahi e noho ai, i kēlā me kēia manawa. E 'ʻoi aku ka maikaʻi o kaʻu ʻoihana', e hālāwai wau me nā mea hui 'radical' hou a me nā neʻe ʻana i nā kūlanakauhale ʻē aʻe, kahi e ʻike ai ka poʻe pehea e pakele ai i kēia mau mea āpau loa. Ke koi ʻia nei e noʻonoʻo e pili ana i ka noho ʻana ma kahi wahi ua hoʻomaʻemaʻe i nā ala noʻu i kahi ala a ʻae iaʻu e hoʻonohonoho hou i kaʻu hana e hoʻonui i kahi no nā hana e hoʻohui i ka hoʻopono, ka lokomaikaʻi a me ka lokahi i nā pūnaewele kikohoʻe, a me koʻu kaiāulu ponoʻī. Ke loli nei kaʻu hana e lilo i "humus ma mua o ke kanaka" (Haraway) a ke hoʻomau nei ke pani lohi ʻia o kaʻu studio e kaʻu ʻāpana, ke aʻo nei wau e noʻonoʻo hou i nā pilina a me nā hanauna, e noho i loko o ka "hoʻokele waiwai makana" a ʻae i ka manawa pōkole nā hiki pili loa ma waena o ka poʻe, nā holoholona a me nā meaola ʻē aʻe a mākou e kaʻana like ai i kēia honua. Hāʻawi ʻo Abstraction iā ia iho me he mea pono e nānā ma ʻō aku o ka maʻa, ma ʻō aku o kā mākou ʻike - a ʻike mākou ʻaʻole i kūpono nā mea no ka manawa lōʻihi i kēia manawa. Lana wau i mua i ka ʻike ʻana i ka mea ulu mai kēia puʻu nui o s ** t.

"I kēlā me kēia lā maʻalahi ka maʻalahi, pono ʻoe e hana nā lā āpau." - No kēlā ʻO ka mea holo lio.

ʻO Jennifer Mehigan kahi mea pena kiʻi a me ka mea noiʻi ma Belfast.
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