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"I have been questioning ways in which bodies of colour can enact ‘Presencing’ as proposed by theorists Sandrina De Finney and Gail Lewis in Colonial environments we dwell in, through Black, Brown, and Indigenous land knowledges.
Presencing is: ‘[the]...psychological understandings of relational practice to a more politicized accountability and grounding in an ethic of mutual responsibility’ De Finney (2014, 30). In her essay Questions of Presence (2017), Lewis implores us (Bodies of Colour) to embody more than our singular selves and engage in a “praxis of presencing.”
I ask how practices of tactility within colonial environments enable enactments of presencing to become what theorist Hortense Spillers calls a “fugitivity praxis,” where Bodies of Colour can exist outside a colonial lens.” Text by Davinia-Ann Robinson
Davinia-Ann Robinson (b. United Kingdom) is a sculptor, writer, and performance artist. Her practice examines how 'Presencing,' fugitivity, and tactility undo colonial and imperial frameworks through which nature and Bodies of Colour are articulated. She explores the relationship between Black, Brown, and Indigenous soil conservation practices and what she terms as 'Colonial Nature environments.' Her work addresses personal interactions with 'colonial emotions' she has encountered in local, national, and global environments as a Black Female Body, building on her intense relationship with soil as a living material explored through sculpture, sound, writing, and performance.