“Our future requires depetrification. XF is not a bid for revolution, but a wager on the long game of history, demanding imagination, dexterity and persistence.”1
Laboria Cuboniks, both an entity and a collective of six women (and an anagram of Nicolas Bourbaki, a group which you may read about here) including the author of one of Queer College of Art’s selected texts Helen Hester.
As poetic as it is compendious, Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation is a distillation of propositions for an entirely new politics.
“Nature shall no longer be a refuge of injustice, or a basis for any political justification whatsoever!”2
Lucca Fraser, of Laboria Cuboniks, on the need for break-away politics that encourage the complete restructuring of critical approaches and philosophies...
“The nation-state is not going to be what carries us out of capitalism, white suprematism and patriarchy. It can still be pressured and coaxed into making life marginally better for us all, but it tends to be so only insofar as it’s acting reactively — in response to forms of organization that strike off without it. (On a small scale: it was the existence of black-market and underground avenues to gender transition that pushed the medical establishment away from the old, sexist gatekeeping protocols and towards informed consent, better medical coverage, and so on.)”3
1. Laboria Cuboniks, 2014
2. Laboria Cuboniks, 2014
3. Fraser, 2016
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