This exhibition is an introduction to (geo)poetic and (geo)political investigations of islands and the Caribbean through the framework of “tidalectics”. A theory developed by Bajan poet and historian, Kamau Brathwaite, tidalectics is a creolization of the Western ‘dialectic’, delving beyond land-based modes of conceptualizing for the oceanic; tidalectics challenges the linear trajectory of Western imperialism and pro(re)gression through the cyclical, fluid, fluctuating, polyrhythmic, dynamic, decentering movement of the ocean. Concerned with oceanic counter-narratives and worldviews, Tidalectics explores the reframing of islands and being/seeing (relation) in the Caribbean.”
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