[krahy – seez] A Reader by Vishnu Vardhani RAJAN and xiri tara noir

Finally! The [krahy-seez] publication by Publishers in Residence Vishnu Vardhani RAJAN and xiri tara noir is here. The publication includes cards with scores, recipes, text, drawings, and other resources that can be used everywhere and by anyone, whenever a messy situation occurs. 

In the [krahy-seez] publication Body-Philosopher Vishnu Vardhani RAJAN and activist choreographer xiri tara noir have been working with how they, in their practices, through activism, body-Philosophy, and choreography, already inherently possess the resources for finding SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR MESSY SCENARIOS. They have worked with this through linking their own personal and professional experiences to the three simple terms; jam, pickle, and stew.

‘Jam, Pickle, and Stew are perfect examples of conceptual metaphors. A window into a perspective brought to social beings with the ability to speak, listen, and use language to communicate. An experimentation that borrows poetry’s metaphorical use of words, and finds the poetics of language – which have an overpowering influence on thought – without banalizing [krahy-seez]. This is an attempt to write, redraft, and rescript the present as a history from a future perspective.’ From [krahy-seez] by Vishnu Vardhani RAJAN and xiri tara noir, PiR – Publishers in Residence 2020.

The scores in the publication can be practiced everywhere and by anyone – whenever a messy situation occurs.

Feel free to download, read and print the publication here or read it online here.

A special physical print edition of the publication can be found, read, and used at Reading edge library.

A Reading Proposal

This is a proposal for one possible way to read ‘an anthology of (mis)organised words’. This score is found in Vishnu Vardhani RAJAN’s afterpages to [krahy-seez]:

  • Find a space that feels right for you at this moment.
  • Settle in, feel your belly, and take a long, deep breath.
  • Say the anthology of (mis)organised words.
  • You can choose four to five words from (mis)organised words. Try it again.
  • Do you feel full? High? Refreshed?
  • Do you want to laugh? Scream? Stop?

Listen to this sample where Salla Friberg, invited by Vishnu Vardhani RAJAN, reads the (mis)organised words out loud to feel the effect.


The publication [krahy-seez] A reader is first published by c.off
Supported by The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme – Culture 


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