Sheikh: Our instituent practices should escape the established modes of institutionalization

When thinking about institutions we should not be focusing on set, already instituted ways of sociality, political relations, linguistic codes and imaginaries of possibility, but rather on changing the ways how we institute. Our instituent practices should escape the established modes of institutionalization, escape the horizon of our instituted practices – such is today the horizon of liberal democracy and free market – that defines what’s possible and makes other horizons impossible. Our problem is lack of other horizons, of alternative visions, of possibility of different worlds, and it is here that instituent practices – such as artistic practice with its re-odering of the material organization and ways of perceiving – can produce a break with the existing.

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