This month, Lilly and I applied for a fellowship at Northwestern for NOA. We made a short video with one of our collaborators (Jason Raynard--an incredible queer deaf artist based in Chicago) for it, and we are really excited about how it turned out. As you will see, we are now thinking primarily about the ways in which oppression encourages emotional numbness towards marginalized subjects, which further enables violence towards them. We think art can resist these workings of violence through targeting the emotions, and NOA hopes to resist in just this way. Check it out here:
The conceptual framework of the project is becoming more and more clear, and we are learning the benefits of patience, of letting complex ideas sit for some time, so that they can emerge with more and more ground beneath them. We have settled into this project for two years now, and our confidence is greater, our vision clearer, than ever before. Filming starts NEXT MONTH, and we are thrilled to begin sharing more and more with you as we move into this next phase of production. Next, we hope to share more about each of our amazing collaborators.
Thank you for continuing on this journey with us. Your support and encouragement are integral to making this happen, and our gratitude continues to be outpouring.
Tay & Lil