Daniel Peddle's film The Aggressives makes perceptible an intolerable yet quotidian violence, as the index of our time. Putting queer theories of temporality into proximity with anticolonial ones, this essay seeks to remain aware of what in The Aggressives escapes attempts to contain it yet nonetheless can be felt and perceived even though—or especially if—it remains unrecognizable or unintelligible to our current common senses. We can think of what escapes these operations as the content that exceeds its expression, that through which poetry from the future might be perceived yet not recognized. Poetry from the future interrupts the habitual formation of bodies, and it is an index of a time to come in which what exists potently, even if not (yet) effectively, today but escapes us will find its time.
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Kara Keeling; LOOKING FOR M—: Queer Temporality, Black Political Possibility, and Poetry from the Future. GLQ 1 October 2009; 15 (4): 565–582. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10642684-2009-002
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