“Ori/Go(ur)dhead” photo by lauren pond

It is of vital importance to cultivate trans*disciplinary and anti-disciplinary approaches to creative practice particularly if one is sincere in their embrace of decolonial methodologies, and  for the advancement and revitalization of  non-Europeanist modes of knowledge production. Mobilizing thought along resonant, parallel modes of expression across varied artistic genres/mediums facilitates experiential insight, tactile understanding and embodied cognition. Creative practice–when engaged as arts research–is “material thinking”. Dance, painting, sculpture, photography, music, creative writing, design  and collaborative encounters create and sustain and aestheticized space  that is at once contemplative, trans*formative, and healing. We can thus understand creative practice as being largely an immediate corporeal experience.