“Today I believe in the possibility of love; that is why I endeavour to trace its imperfections, its perversions.”
Fanon, the father of what is considered postcolonial studies, traces the affects of colonialism not just on the mere physical geography of land and territory but rather, what is considered more damaging, the scars, traces and imprints of colonialism on the geographies of the physical body. Fanon’s statement about love is an invitation to embark on a journey of true liberation from the chains of colonialism to attain personal liberties. “Our Bodies: Loving Self, Identity & Personal Liberties” is a two-day seminar of personal development and enrichment. Building on the primary subject of the exhibition Precarious Imaging through communal dialogue, personal narrative, and interpersonal exercises, we will engage with Fanon’s possibility of love. The seminar is led by Dr Myron Beasley, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Bates College.