Oct 15, 2018
Boundaries and being other.
These are concepts that interest me greatly. So there was a wonderful synchronicity to having a conversation with Celina McEwen.
This is the story of the meeting of Celina’s parents, a French woman and a man from the West Indies.
As well as being the story of the cultural backgrounds of the two people that Celina embodies, it is also about that “big question mark of how people relate across cultures, [what] makes people want to cross those boundaries, and [be] attracted to the other.”
Intersectionality; the politics of relationality; the diversity within a single person; the choreography of relating to other people; the ties between memory and language. Celina is as graceful and light as a dancer in the way she explains ideas that can otherwise be a little bit daunting.