DR. MIJKE VAN DER DRIFT
MOVED BY MANY LOGICS: TRANSFORMATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Critical philosophy focuses on limits of reason and boundary transgressions. This structures resistance against dominating norms but retains at its heart the ideal of an untouched sub¬ject. In this talk van der Drift will explore resistance to norms alongside a multilogical understanding of forms. The femi¬nist philosopher and activist María Lugones proposes that engagement across different norms requires non-antagonistic play and even “losing one’s logic.” Taking a cue from Lugones, van der Drift will unpack how movement and performance can support changing orders of reason. A focus on logics sup¬ports conceptualising resistance and complicity together. Subsequently, resistance and accountability become relations to various logical forms, which need to be worked through, rather than being used to protect untouchability.
DR. MIJKE VAN DER DRIFT lectures at the KABK, School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, and the Royal College of Art, London. As a researcher, van der Drift is as¬sociated with BAK, Utrecht and the University of Cambridge. Van der Drift’s research, which explores how those outside of the dominant norm find ways of relation and evaluation and how anti-colonial futures are a means to engage the pres¬ent, finds form as philosophy and film. “The Logic of Loss in Bonding,” for example, uses film and philosophy to form-ulate a counterpoint to managerial theories of accumulation. Additionally, together with Nat Raha and Chryssy Hunter, they have been working internationally on Radical transfem-inism, for instance at Pembe Hayat Kuirfest, Ankara, 2018; Schwules Museum, Berlin, 2016; and the London Conference on Critical Thought, London, 2015.