UNDESIRABLE SOUNDS, UNDESIRABLE IMAGES:
THE RACIALIZATION OF FANTASIES AND THE FANTASIES OF RACIALIZATION
This paper looks at undesired images and sounds that structure and inhabit what is seen and heard to analyze how they infuse and are infused by our fantasies. It attempts to investigate these issues by focusing primarily on the racial aspect of fantasy. I ask: how do racial fantasies populate and influence manners of seeing, hearing and thinking? I do so by looking at three cases whereby different authors (David Marriott, Fred Moten and Tina Campt) narrate instances where not only the unknown, unseen and unheard are fundamental for the “making sense” of the world, but also the undesirable.