Mavo and the Space for Freedom: Masturbation, Anarchy and Autonomy in 1920s Japan
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Mavo and the Space for Freedom: Masturbation, Anarchy and Autonomy in 1920s Japan

Murayama’s photographic series Kitanai Odori displays Murayama’s body in the throes of an ecstatic nude performance, demonstrating a visual embodiment of an emancipated self. Mavo artists challenged the Japanese government’s social matrix and programme of homogeneity, and for it the group suffered dearly.

Particles Beyond Sight: Black Subjectivity and Creolization in Denis Williams’ Other Leopards
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Particles Beyond Sight: Black Subjectivity and Creolization in Denis Williams’ Other Leopards

“There was a silence at the heart of the flying bodies; there was a soundless sound; there was a motion meaningless as the awful collision of particles beyond sight; there was an energy purposeful of intention but beyond understanding. A man must lose his life to find it.”