"To be entangled is not simply to be intertwined with another, as in the joining of separate entities, but to lack an independent, self-contained existence. Existence is not an individual affair. Individuals do not preexist their interactions; rather, individuals emerge through and as part of their entangled intra-relating."
Karen Barad, Meeting the Universe Halfway
The Eile Project investigates the complex inter-relations between human and non-humans between the matter and discourses of the border on continual entanglement. This draws on the work of Karen Barad, which is closely aligned to Donna Haraway’s thinking, and her agential-realism where all humans and non-humans have agency. In this entangled thinking there is no outside of matter or meaning and in terms of a border ontology this consists of a multitude of entangled performances of the border “bordering” itself.
As such, through Eile's experiments are enactments of entangled intra-relating through existent spatial configurations and other materialisations of borders (rivers, buildings, ‘humans-bodies’, bogs, trees and so on) in intra-action with new material (other ‘human’-bodies, glitter, smoke, wire) and discourse (legal, historical, political, and cultural etc) in a re-working of current border material-discursive phenomena.