The Claiming (work title)
The ‘claiming’ of something offers the possibility of speculation; that sounds quite ill. Claiming is often linked to creating an undesirable form of fiction, such as colonialism, theft, parasitism. The hierarchy is clear and the fiction becomes an unfortunate reality. Sarah Demoen and Eona McCallum want to look at the possibility to claim something, without a hierarchy, to create an openness or access instead of a closing. The qualities that the claim has: fictional, hypothetical, utopian, speculative, allow to create a mental space, not necessarily a physical one. Fact is, no one has to give permission to claim anything, and there is no need to ask permission; we could claim anything. What if we use this in the search for an alternative?