Ama Josephine Budge: An Image of Tomorrow: Reading Rotimi Fani-Kayode through the Potentiality of Intimate Ecologies.
Ama Josephine Budge is a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist whose praxis navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities. Ama is the recipient of the 2020 Local, International and Planetary Fictions Fellowship with Curatorial Frame (Helsinki) and EVA International (Limerick), and will be researching the topic Pleasurable Ecologies – Formations of Care: Curation as Future-building. Ama is also a member of Q ueer Ecologies 2020, initiator of the Apocalypse Reading Room project, a recipient of 2020 Bernie Grant Micro commission funding and Lead Artist on the MycoLective project with Chisenhale Studios and Feral Practice.
The Representation Research Group asks how the critique of aesthetic representation can be related to the ongoing challenges to political representation within liberal capitalist democracies.
Looks to establish relationships between the dismantling of representational orders and the production of new models of being human and doing politics.
Participates in a materialist analysis which historicises and provincializes the ideology of (aesthetic) universality.
Punches holes in the canopy of human representational systems.
Takes representation seriously.
Is mostly limited to a history of cultural practices that self-describe as art.