Touching, Hearing, Sensing: (Dis)articulating (Dis)ability in Sci-fi
What does it mean to see the world? Is it just the sight that allows us to experience 'living'? What becomes of the world if there is no sight? Does the world cease to exist or are we trapped in the conundrum of our notions of the world? Archita Arun is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar starting a PhD in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. She is a recent graduate of NYU Abu Dhabi, where she studied Theater and Creative Writing. She most recently conceived and performed SAFAR | सफ़र, a site-specific walk that examined intergenerational performances of femininity through oral histories and embodied writing. As part of her PhD, she is interested in thinking through the affective excess of brown materiality, and hopes to develop new lenses for theorizing brown desire and pleasure.