We live in precarious times.
We inherit the legacy and deep knowing of kinship in the context of First Nations survival; we learn to listen to the ancestors of this land and the cultural practices that demonstrate so elegantly how everything is connected in a constant state of becoming.
We are the fortunate beneficiaries of 60,000+ years of dreaming that teach us the undeniable force of kinship that drives our relationship with all living things and non-human entities. Taking the lead of First Nations Elders and communities who have tried to teach us; perhaps we finally understand, while not fully comprehending. The immensity of this knowledge bears repeating itself over and over again; recursively demonstrating the connection between all things as the only way forward in a concentric patterning of deep time.
The ongoing violent disruption to this profound connection is hurting us all.
This manifesto is the fruiting body of a mycorrhizal network of the undercommons¹ burrowing deep into the artisanal reservoirs to sustain all movements against the malaise of speculative capital. It instantiates by articulation a social infrastructure (through acts of commoning toward autonomy of practice) in the hope that it might perform as a propeller to the bleeding multitude.
We want to blow up the valorisation of property and relations that reify the calcified–—who deny the science of philoxenia, and instead seek empty commercial skyrises, offshore havening, grain-fed golf courses, and fully-automated luxury gated communities, watered by renewable energy drinks.
Kinarchism seeks to recalibrate our fluid and polyvagal pathways for connection; to forge new tendrils of sweet subversion and molecular uprisings that disrupt the formation of carceral power. It is the creative antibody of relational value. It is transversal, intercepting to bring kin shapes back into circulation.
The Kinarchist manifesto calls for a granular approach to praxis ‘in these times’:
- The way of kin is the way of relation.
- We kin as we beget—from the etymological root and tree, to give birth, to be birth.
- Kin is soil, is alimentary canal, is fascia, is tomorrow and more-than-human; and…
- Insists on the primal resistance of creativity and difference as always-already-processes-of-becoming;
- Engages a praxis of critical dreaming that is catalysed by the spores escaping from crisis to re-emerge as new futures of relationality;²
- Prescribes aesthlethics as a mode of doing-thinking that returns the cognitive process to its fleshy body/ies and restores its rhythmic tremor to a proper becommoning-with-the-world;
- Reorients its cardinal points to a geo-poetics as an alter-narrative to settler colonial nationalism and insists on a poetic world-building that makes fundamental custodial relations with country (cosmos);
- Extinguishes all extractive economies and border fascisms to make way for posthumanist and translocal ecologies to flourish;
- Will strike for ARTISTS³ as workers engaged in world-building,systems-fucking, and generating the humane. Time is not money. Nor are you a product. Do not shut up and shop;
- Takes refuge in the fact that ‘artist-led’ is not a salad dressing, no ta box ticker, not a work-in-progress rat run towards necrocapitalism;
- Is open for serious business. A movement on the brink of breaking precarity;
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- Therefore, this manifesto.
Kinonymous is a research organ and fanfare. A collective of artists, carers, cyberneticists, organisers and protagonists concerned with unfucking the matrix through provocative and process-led encounters across sectors and disciplines.
1. A loving cup full of soil and earthworms for you, Moten and Harney.
2. Here, ‘dreaming’ is not a fantastical, disengaged, unconscious-only process. Instead, when combined with ‘critical’, it is understood as the constituent force of our personal, collective and institutional lives.
3. Carers, thinkers, errants, truants, organisers, not-for- profit enterprising humans and their collective efforts in mutual aid suffrage.