an unimpulsive theme
Eshan Rafi

Eshan Rafi is a Pakistani artist and educator mostly situated on the territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas of New Credit sometimes known as Toronto. They work with their body, analogue cameras, moving images, text, and other people. Currently they are a student in the Home Workspace program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Lebanon with support from the Ontario Arts Council. If you would like to view a portfolio of their recent work, please email them at eshan.rafi@gmail.com. They are in the processing of redoing their website. Thank you!

At least I still have my rocks

Like this post

Its because something smelled off in my room and that’s not like me so I was confused then I realized it was the bag of Diana scraps on the floor mixed in with roasted garlic and fish bones.

Like this post

I just put Diana in the freezer.

Like this post

chinese medicine is so beautiful. I go to the market and think a lot about heart blood while I buy beets even though they’re not my favourite but the affective combination of beets and heart blood compel me to eat them.

Like this post

"And I say that between colonization and civilization there is an infinite distance; that out of all the colonial expeditions that have been undertaken, out of all the colonial statutes that have been drawn up, out of all the memoranda that have been dispatched by all the ministries, there could not come a single human value.”

Like this post

I gave myself a name that means worthy

Maybe there is some correlation between how much I believe my name is mine and when to know you are enough

Like this post

Lingering on what it means to make work for and with people you love or are in community with.

Looking at the Facebook event for my upcoming performance in Toronto, noticing who the attendees might be, as I work out the specifics of this particular manifestation. New space demands reconfiguration.

Thinking about hosting community or holding space, how different it feels to think about creating something for people you know so well, whose worlds and minds intermesh with yours.

How beautiful and wonderful that is, to have that opportunity.
Like this post
1

I met A in 2007. She came to Montréal from Peterborough for a program I was helping co-create. I remember sitting on the steps of someone’s apartment. We talked and talked. I think of her with sharp black hair. I think of her as sharp, quick, effervescent. Someone very beautiful. Did I know then she would stay in my life for so long (a sometimes absent constant).

Like this post

My novels deal with inwardness but also with outwardness, with allowing oneself to be seduced by distractions and interruptions, to let oneself go there.”

Like this post
1

Beautiful handsome unfoldings.

 


We are strong, indestructible.


(Lu Lam)

Like this post

That toast had been subject to vicissitude, once it was lightly buttered, and sometimes covered with a skin of Kissan marmalade, freckled with orange rind; this had been the taste of breakfast, in war and in peace.

(Amit Chaudri)

Like this post

Amit Chaudhri books have become my security blanket. I mostly just hold them in my hands and read them sometimes. Nothing much happens.

Like this post
1