Very Very Important Fish, a video by Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salinas, Territories of Waste: On the Return of the Repressed, exhibition, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, September 14, 2022–January 8, 2023; The Ghosts Are Returning, a performance by Group50:50, Schaubühne Lindenfels, euro-scene Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, November 9–10, 2022.

Staying alive, for every species, requires livable collaborations.

—Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

A spiritual journey may require proper preparation and a particular mindset, for example, a belief in transcendence or reincarnation. Or in the first place, a belief in a path for survival, a method of illumination, thus a performative challenge facing the pathfinder. What if there is no more spiritual recovery, with all the maladies lingering on in the killing fields and contaminated, damaged environments? Some time ago, when I was preparing a theatre piece for a Houston gallery, I remember stopping on the road to take a closer...

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