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The second ‘parachute in cloudless’ mixtape by artist Derek MF Di Fabio, stitching together fragments on abolitionism as a feminist and decolonial practice, explored through the voice, word of mouth and poetry. First broadcast on May 31st 2023 on Stranded FM.

DDM – Dysphoria / estoc – esquees tempore – Kablam medievalisms (mixed-up)
Ursula Le Guin – “It Doesn’t Have to Be the Way It Is” (excerpt)
From “No Time To Spare. Thinking about what matters”. Read by Dalia Maini
Alice Fultun – Because We Never Practiced With The Escape Chamber
Fever Ray – Kandy (sample)
Derek MF Di Fabio – Common Enclosure (excerpt)
Read by Derek MF Di Fabio and Dalia Maini
Deli Girl – Officer
Ruth Wilson Gilmore – Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation
Rosi Braidotti – Language is a Virus
Derek MF Di Fabio, m, Charlotte Simon – Cuscino. “Prato”
Julia Kristeva and John Lechte – Approaching Abjection
Recording of Chuquimamani-Condori and Joshua Chuquimia Crampton’s Live (mixed-up)
TikTok @muftikhaleelullah (protest in Sudan)
C. Spencer Yeh – I . From Solo Voice I
Fatima Al Qadiri Hito Steyerl Juliana Huxtable – Nothing Forever (sample / mixed up)
Derek MF Di Fabio, m, Charlotte Simon – Cuscino. “Drone”
Jeannette Armstrong + The Not European Crew – We R Valuable (Speech by Jeannette Armstrong to Aboriginal Youth Conference in Ottawa, 1989.)

Derek MF Di Fabio (they/them) recently obtained a Master’s in Art Praxis and Critical Theory at Dutch Art Institute with a dissertation on prison abolition as a quantum-transfeminism practice. Their work looks into the possibilities of bodies being present in space. It questions how knowledge is transmitted between bodies and generations, particularly looking at the power dynamics that dominate over them. Di Fabio’s work includes workshops, stenographies, sculptures, audio walks, and events. It comprises experiences that can be lived again and anew through a shared memory that can no longer be circumscribed by who/how/where. Their latest exhibitions and works occurred at Fondazione Pomodoro (curated by Eva Fabbris, Milan – IT, 2021) and “Bark” – Almanac Projects (Turin – IT, 2021). Since 2010 they have collaborated with Cherimus, an association that aims to contribute to developing the social and cultural patrimony of the Sulcis-Iglesiente region in southwest Sardinia, Italy, through art. They live and work in Berlin.