Sandra Ruiz is the Sue Divan Associate Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the author of Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance, co-author with Hypatia Vourloumis of Formless Formation: Vignettes for the End of this World, and creator of La Estación Gallery.
Hypatia Vourloumis is a performance theorist and co-author of Formless Formation: Vignettes for the End of this World (with Sandra Ruiz). She teaches at the Dutch Art Institute.
The Alleys: Just Dropped In (to See What Condition my Condition Was In) is a series of letters written between the collaborative duo Sandra Ruiz & Hypatia Vourloumis, co-authors of Formless Formation: Vignettes for the End of This World. Turning to the epistolary as a practice and mechanism for uncovering how thought, experience, and knowledge processes are inherently dialogic, Ruiz & Vourloumis place pressure on the regulatory infrastructures and conditions of individuation and exchange. Decentralizing and redistributing sites of sharing and connection, the book asks the reader/listener to travel down the narrowest of gatherings and passages known as the alleys—hidden planetary meeting spots and counter paths for correspondence and movement, both ephemeral and material, marginal and vital, everywhere and nowhere.
The Alleys: Just Dropped In (to See What Condition my Condition Was In)
by Sandra Ruiz and Hypatia Vourloumis
5.5 x 8.5, 120 pgs., $20