Back to Earth: Queer Currents

"Wildness offers within it & has the potential to: unmake, unwrite & unthink the script"

Jack Halberstam, Queer Currents, Serpentine Podcast, 2020.

Artists and thinkers join the dots between queer theory and environmental activism and climate justice.

Victoria Sin welcomes guest host Serpentine Assistant Curator, Kostas Stasinopoulos to dive into transformation, queerness, the natural and unnatural, wild, decolonial and submerged perspectives. Together with guests Ama Josephine Budge, Macarena Gómez-Barris and Jack Halberstam they ask: “where does wildness live?” and they collectively explore questions of desire, pleasure, queer resistance and affinity within apocalyptic world making.

Victoria Sin and Kostas Stasinopoulos explore queerness, nature, transformation and desire through this episode following their long collaboration and dialogue together, including a look at Victoria’s work And at the pinnacle, the foot of a mountain.

Ama Josephine Budge explores their ongoing research into queer ecology, looking at interspecies relationships, plant sexuality, pleasure and affinity and ways of becoming and surviving.

Where does wildness live? How can we think about decolonisation and queerness together? Jack Halberstam and Macarena Gómez-Barris explore what falls outside the category of the human, decolonial, queer and social ecologies, visions and experiences of apocalypse, as well as Indigenous refusal and outrage and the consequences of extractive capitalism.

Back to Earth is supported by Outset Partners’ Grant.