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Not to be a singular being 

Stemming from the vision of Édouard Glissant, Not to be a singular being is an ongoing initiative that examines what it might mean to 'be one and multiple', 'be yourselves and the other' simultaneously, spanning exhibitions, performances, screenings, discursive events, online platforms and new commissions.

As a form of resistance to commodified identity politics and the reduction of human beings into static classification, the 1st edition of Not to be a singular being brings awareness of our own personal complexity, speculating on and forging entanglements with others. This way the project is dedicated to imagining "difference", and "otherness" anew. It consists of an exhibition, an opening night with four performances,  two related events, and an online platform.

Initiated by Renee Xinying Zhong

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All images courtesy the artists.
All texts coppyright the authors. 
Not to be a singular being

A Ritual Resuscitation of Eternal Lovers

Rosa and Lawrence were written by Katarina Rankovic on 3 October 2015

You are invited to assist two fictional lovers in their ambition to become autonomous agents.
To donate your own reading, follow these 3 steps:
  1. 1. Download the script below or select your preferred reading language here 
  2. 2. Record yourself reading the script aloud with a friend
  3. 3. Upload your reading to here where instances of the lovers are archived

  4. Your reading will be uploaded on this page and projected in the exhibition

Download the script here