Words that we thought about:

  • pity and compassion
  • rights and justice
  • ally
  • empathy
  • art-thropology 

questions raised:

  • Can our bodies get closer to meaning than language?
  • Do aesthetics have to be compromised?
  • Can only those within the community create?
  • What does “ally” mean (to you)?
  • What is the relationship and contradiction that exists between big institutions and grassroots initiatives? This relationship being one of the main problems in contemporary art.
  • Is Documenta exploiting the subject of its art?
  • What are the ethics and privileges involved in studying communities?

Things that were said:

“Anooj contains magnitudes. Today those magnitudes are called Yousra and Louisa.”