Chronocorpus is an ongoing digital installation began in June 2010 by Sofia Varino and May Joseph, members of the Harmattan Theater Company. The project is an investigation into the oceanic histories of colonial sites and real time encounters with landscape.

Part of Harmattan Theater’s global histories archive, Chronocorpus is developed between Lisbon, Cochin, Recife, and Mombassa as an excavation of relationships between Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Retracing maritime memories and diasporic trajectories, the installation provokes a flow between fragments, dreams, maps, documents, letters, interviews and performances as public repositories of the past.

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Aquapelagic Assemblages article (2017)

Published in At Sea special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly Volume 45 Numbers 1–2: Spring/Summer 2017

The high seas are a locus of migrant and refugee crossings, lawlessness, and of environmental destruction. Academics mobilize the motif of “at sea” on a literal or figurative level, submerging in its flow of ever-changing political processes. A place of transformation, in-betweens, and movement, the ocean unites and divides us, shaping us as nations and individuals.