No total is invitational.
The group No Total is a contemplation, growing without anticipation of arriving. We take position. We meet with one another, read, discuss, and sometimes write. We are curious about what happens surrounding knowledge and production. We surround.
We meet to share and change where, when, and how we work. There is a kind of work we want to do – the work of caring for one another, our practices, ourselves. This work is quite different from the work we need to do for subsistence, to provide the resources to take care of ourselves and others. We have day jobs and night jobs. We are thinking about these things.
We are implicated and escaping. We are in the know. We are partially funded, sharing spaces, and in need. We are parts. We are Ensemble. Our liminal bodies in the queered sphere are not lack.
We use our common senses to navigate a commons.
No Total is Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Emma Hedditch, Jordan Lord, Elizabeth Orr, Joseph Teeling, and Mariana Valencia. We have a relationship to Artists Space, their history and resources, which is proximal and peripheral, meeting regularly at Artists Space Books & Talks, 55 Walker Street, New York. We're involved with Arika, who are based in Edinburgh and have provided support and context for our readings, conversations, and ongoing actions.