"ADRIFT (through the circuits of feminine precariousness)" is a book made up of diaries, conversations, stories and theoretical notes on the making precarious of feminine existence and is accompanied by a video made of snapshots and collages. It is an experimentation in choral and unfinished, first-person narration in search of shared names that speak to our precariousness, flexibility and mobility, but that speak of them in a manner far from the language of fetishes and icons and instead give them a body and history: shared names that convey that bodies, times and spaces are constructed and that express that desires, trajectories and rejection make them up. Names that allow us to exit solitude and the everything-is-horrible and that help us construct a situated collective territory from which to raise our voice, affirm our right to existence, and confront the apparatuses of power that control life. Yet it involves an indignation that is not afraid to demonstrate, in all its crudity, the segmentations that the global production system creates (relating to sex, social origin, country of origin, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, education, etc.) and that produce asymmetries between us that only generosity and cooperation born of struggle can save. It is an exploration that does not pretend to flatten difference but, more precisely, give it a potentiality as a singularity, as an inexhaustible fountain of richness for defending and protecting against the fear of complexity.

"PRECARIAS A LA DERIVA (Precarious women workers adrift) is a shared trajectory of investigation and action on the precariousness of existence. It is located in a house occupied by the women of Eskalera Karakola and is supported by a heterogeneous group of women who share: a feminist concern; a way of living that is a variant on the combination of precariousness–mobility–flexibility in both work and life; certain inconclusive reflections as to the crucial role of the sex-attention-care continuum for understanding the contemporary transformation (and crisis) of the social structure; and the absolute determination to make our bodies a tool for the conflict and make our lives a search for a shared-ness capable of being articulated from multiplicity."

PRECARIAS A LA DERIVA


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