Breathing (Carbon-based metabolism)
It is the larger, breathing drinking and perspiring public that is left out of the online chemistry lesson but is now an increasingly unavoidable factor in global life as every aspect of industrial based production and consumption is related back to the planetary carbon cycle … Indeed, the shift of scale entailed in the study of Anthropogenic climate change is what allows biologists to link the smallest unit of life and death to planetary life and death (the planetary carbon cycle). And this shift in scale allows the thought of extinction to scale up from the logic of species (species extinction) to planetary logic (planetary extinction).
(Povinelli 2016, pp. 42–43)
By way of toxicity in the smelting of mined Manganese, potentially sourced from the murder/desecration of Two Women Sitting Down.
Life and Nonlife breathe in and breathe out. Amd if Nonlife spawned Life, a current mode of Life may be returning the favour. (p. 44)
The event of becoming might have been the claim that Two Women Sitting Down did not die, was not murdered and was not desecrated. What she did was turn her back on the world as it is being organised by becoming something that will potentially extinguish that world and the way we exist in it. (p, 56)
Thus, leading onto the politics of making such claims.
Mushroom as a ‘figure’ between Nonlife and Life.
Is it a meal or dramaturgical gestures (Futurist cookbook)?
Eating the Spit / invasive species
Plant medicines / Wellbeing/Folk Medicines/Local Knowledge
‘Toxins out and toxics in.’
Mushrooms (August–October) preserved?
Acacias: leaves (flavoring, teas, decoctions), seeds (wattle roasted, flour), gum (antiseptic balm, gum arabic), flowers (pancakes)
‘In Ayurvedic medicine, Acacia leaves, flowers, and pods have long been used to expel worms, to staunch bleeding, heal wounds, and suppress the coughing up of blood. Its strong astringent action is used to contract and toughen mucous membranes throughout the body in much the same way as witch hazel or oak bark.’ https://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/acacia/
Storytelling for Earthly Survival — ‘Survivance’ (Vizenor, TallBear, Todd, Povinelli) and the critiques of fetishizing of Indigenous techniques and strategies in contemporary art (O’Reilly)
Camille Stories, Children of Compost — Instructional. Multigenerational communities of intent. Queer, biotechnical
Rather we were to consider them dynamic personalities like any person or nonperson has a personality—they have a tendency to behave in certain ways but can also surprise a person. And so people sought out others they knew who had long experience with specific forms of existents like tjelbak or Bulgul; put their heads together in often competitive, status-enhancing, or diminishing conversations; and added up all the potential variables for why something might be doing something. This was then called a “joinimup story” in the local creole. (Geontologies 2016, p. 129)
Extinction Studies (2017)
Multiple temporalities and fruitful deaths. (p.10)
Biogia: Myth, folkstory, philosophy, autobiography, essay
Ursula K. Leguin:
Queer, plant intelligence, other models of social behaviour
Plant intelligence ethics
Botany of Desire – plant politics, how plants have shaped and controlled people
The Happening (Film)
Having the story of a species etc
What is being attended to?/What is turning away?
Word cloud (Groys) / Democratising words (Marinetti)
Two Women Sitting Down, ‘turning away’
‘The drama of extinction’ as reflected in infrastructural projects
The National Park as national monument
UNESCO World Heritage as a museum
(Also in Keybase)
The spit as a political tool / instrument