2014-2016 Sebastian de Line
Sebastian De Line is an artist, scholar, DAI alumnus and lecturer based on Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory in Ka’tarohkwi (Kingston, Canada). He/they are a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University and curatorial resident for the Toronto Biennial of Art. His/their dissertation, “Postmortem Economies in Art: The Necropolitics of Value in Indigenized & Racialized Production”, investigates the manufacturing of economies which instill Ancestors (in Eurocentric terms called artifacts or objects) into museum collections produced by systems of colonial property production generating value through necropolitical capitalization upon states of unliving. Publications include Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain, Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, and bauhaus imaginista journal.
Excerpt from Sebastian De Line's 20 minute presentation Dear Louise, there's a heat wave in Athens and the streets are bare for Speaking Without Thumbs - DAI's 3 day graduation lectures marathon in Arnhem, July 2016
Learn more about Sebastian De Line’s written MA thesis: Natura Interrupta: Beyond Nation State and the Island of Biogea