Plants and resilient Indigenous people on the walls spoke to me. I listened to them. I still try to silence myself to learn more from them. This was my first primer on how to rise as an Indigenous person and ‘bleed the stone’, transforming bodies (human and non-human) towards life and liberation.
During the early years of the U.S. Secret War in Laos, hundreds of villagers hid from the cluster bombs in a deep cave, where they carved out a community over four years until they were detected by a passing U.S. reconnaissance aircraft one afternoon in November 1968.
Working with indirect and non-human languages, telepathy, noise, spectrums of light, and material residues of vibrant matter that keep occult memories from others’ point of view, Rubiane creates visibility for the lines of forces and (almost) invisible energies acting in the gaps.