EMBODIED TEMPORALITIES  

Pushing paper, pushing spirit with Sailesh Nadu

Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) x OyoUniverse

Blk.Banaana

Sailesh Nadu (IG: @sailesh_n) is a writer, researcher, and performance artist working in the sphere of migration, gender, and education. Their work interrogates the queer body as territory, ancestral knowledge, and building of queer personal narratives as archive.

In this OyoUniverse podcast episode, Dumama and Sailesh have a conversation, unravelling thoughts and experiences concerning the Ancestral Body Noise process, Sailesh’s tarot practice and the psycho-spiritual exploration of the dream world.

„It is in the inbetween that my practice explores what we know to be true and what our imagination tells us otherwise. Through poetry, film, and performance I explore imaginative histories, presents, and future as reality. What can be formed in the mind can be as concrete as the fictional histories we are taught in schools. I seek to recreate and reestablish connections with ancestral bodies that are attached by lineage, spirit, and queerness through rituals and storytelling. “ – Sailesh Naidu

 

As part of the Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) residency, our podcast series seeks to connect with the participants as they share parts of their process leading up to the residency, as well as experiences of the residency. 

Artwork by @blk.banaana 
Podcast edited: Dylan Greene

 

Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) residency

As part of the Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) residency, our podcast series seeks to connect with the participants as they share parts of their process leading up to the residency, as well as experiences of the residency.