In this project, I reimagine planetary waters according to what queer theorist Anne Cvetkovich calls “archives of feeling.”

As reservoirs of memory and spaces of dissolution, water asks that we consider the Anthropocenic mark we leave on the planet not only in terms of what is legible, but also according to what is forgotten, washed away, or utterly transformed. Various case studies in Sweden, Australia, and Canada are examined through the lens of queer and feminist theories of temporality and affect in order to better understand human relations to the otherness of water.

Participants: Astrida Neimanis, University of Sydney