FRR Audibooks: ITS Communiques 3+4 and Buffo the Clown!
Free Radical Radio is on a fucking roll and we won't stop until our rock hits the bottom, at which point we will push it back up this mountain, or maybe another one!
There has been exactly one important thing published in response to our first release of ITS communiques #1 + #2. Maldición Eco-extremista linked to the release and provided a brief history of the evolution of ITS. Atassa then translated it to English. I suggest you read it, as it can very useful to put these earliest communiques into the present context. Like you and I, ITS hasn't a static position or identity.
Speaking of identity, the Angela Carter reading, pulling from Nights at the Circus, tackles themes of identity. Identity, not as in "our inner self" or "who we REALLY are" but as a malleable creation that is ours to design (though we are not free of the consequences), with nothing underneath. A traveling circus is the perfect place to create a spectacular expression of performative self. A feat that is not easy - after all, it's "given to few to shape ourselves". What happens when one's identity/self-hood begins to crack - to flake away, like white paint off of a clown's mask - and one is confronted with the void?
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