quietude (ft. Dr. Bayo Akomolafe)

from Kenny's Room by Zhao

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I want to think of quietude as an assemblage of bodies.
If I were to do that, I would be very much invited to notice that it can happen here. This space of slowing down, this space of achieving rest. This space of critiquing or diffracting modernity, right in the belly of modernity - right in the city.

Enchantment is never in short supply. Most of us are caught in the habit of thinking of escape as a way towards the sacred. That is, "the sacred lies in the distance." If we can leave the mundane and the banal behind, then we will find the sacred. But I think the sacred is more pervasive - more fugitive - than just something that is exterior to the conditions we want to live behind.

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from Kenny's Room, track released September 4, 2020

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