What lives between care and cure? What are the membranes where things cross over, where they spread? How do we track the invisible threads, the epidemics of longing/loss, of history waving, weaving itself through skin? Have we forgotten about touch? What if body and language have turned against you? What if it feels like you are out of time?
The root of the word germ is the same as the root of the word for what happens when a seed first unfurls itself into the soil. Takes root. Tell me what happened. The dictionary says: pathology is the study of the essential nature of disease and especially of the structural and functional changes produced by them & something abnormal. And how does language infect? Can it be an indicator of infection? Can we ease the harm?
What if you don’t believe in disease except to remember that yes, there is a dis-ease, a dis-ease with this world on fire that also means that our guts, our blood, our joints are on fire. We are revolted, we are revolting. Blood cell counts go up and down. Margins shift. The permeability of a cell is selective. Whose communities entered, what histories, what beloved rising, what beloveds fell, what lesions, what legions? We think this might be a war.
The failure of the infected body. Again, scare tactics. Who started this war? Who chose the battleground, of body, this time?
No body knows nothing anymore. Every body knows everything these days.
We want to know how you’re giving up on binaries.