The fish in the sea do not think they are wet. They do not live in time. It is only us humans that breathe such stories upon them. We research and develop the scientific proofs of how adjustments to salinity and the will of the moon work on the body of the fish. To think, fish can only come up to the surface of the water, always scratching at the underbelly of the world without the more thorough fare of surface exploration. We believe birds are freer for their vision, and when we say something has a fish’s eye view, it means it is distorted, seen from a glass bowl prison.
Common Aliens: Diaspora in Time is a curatorial project presented by Atelier Céladon, to work through the feeling of being in time in an unmappable terrain of bodies. In prioritizing the voices of Indigenous and people of colour, we are assembling a program that centers the knowledge gained through lived temporalities in the practical effort to build up our networks of solidarity. Think what it can mean to prioritize occupying time over space, to find our portals in between time through glass bowls. Our bodies speak to each other. They sound the depths together, recognizing that there is no desire that is not collective and no desire that does not create.