Queerdirect is an LGBTQI+ Artist support network, curatorial platform and arts programme. Initiated by Gaby Sahhar in 2017. Co-run With Lily Cheetah. Queerdirect hold regular events and curate exhibitions around London and provide queer artists with a platform and support. Queerdirect is the UK’s first contemporary arts platform and project space dedicated to queer arts. This is the first edition, September 2019. A5 perfect bound publication, 81 pp., published by Queerdirect & Camp Books and featuring 31 LGBTQIA+ artists working in and around London.
Winter 2019. SLEEP.
Contributions by: NAVILD ACOSTA, CLAY AD, MANDISA APENA, KHAIRANI BAROKKA, LINDA BESNER, LEAH CLEMENTS, PENNY GORING, LEWIS HAMMOND, ELAINE KAHN, GARETH DAMIAN MARTIN, LIV MENDEZ, BELLA MILROY, EILEEN MYLES, PRECIOUS OKOYOMON, LAUREN O’NEILL, RUTH PILSTON, HANNAH QUINLAN & ROSIE HASTINGS, FANNIE SOSA, ROMILY ALICE WALDEN, IAN WOOLDRIDGE and ANNA ZETT
Recipes for you: A vegan and gluten free recipe and story book with additional life skills is a new cookbook and survival guide by artist Holly White. Rather than selling an aspiration, the book looks honestly at our conflicted relationship with consumption. White intersperses recipes and self-sufficiency notes with prose, as the contributions collected on her food blog (http://holly-white-food.tumblr.com/) spark imagined and remembered references and memories.
Mistress Rebecca is approached by a 34-year-old Tory who works in a corporate field of creativity with a feeding fetish. Such mundanity is outrageous – until he declares himself as a female supremacist. Over the period of two evenings and one afternoon in three different chain restaurants in central London, Mistress Rebecca explores Humpty Dumpty’s beliefs then pushed his adoration of humiliation and his facade of female empowerment to its limits.
Metabolize, If Able is a queer correspondence sent from a dystopian future. Clay AD’s hybrid-novel follows the lives of clones and their spawn through medical charts, IMs, self-help meditations, screenplays, and, of course, epistles. For the clones, a corporation controls life and death, sickness and wealth. Corp doctors, or DRs, bring the clones to life and assign them work. But DRs restrict clone reproduction. They pathologize and withhold care. They keep the clones sick. What happens when the clones and their anti-Corp cell turn illness into a weapon? AD’s sci-fi world posits the hope found in collective intimacy & the struggle against state control.
Set in Melbourne’s infamous Docklands area – a former swamp turned shipping dock turned artificial business district – Australian writer Holly Childs’ novella folds together poetry, prose and experimental language in a literary negotiation that ‘enfolds art criticism, post-internet discourse, out-of-bounds spaces and characters that dissolve’.
Beyond The Fields We Know. With contribtions by Joe Campbell & Oscar Oldershaw, Rebecca Bligh, Natalie Chin, Francis Patrick Brady, Llew Watkins, Jim Colquhoun, James W. Hedges, Nick Carr, Humphrey Astley, Ian Hatcher, Brian Moran, Heli Clarke, Holly White, Holly Childs, Jenny Simmar, Esteban Ottaso, Daisy Lafarge, Quentin S. Crisp, Daniel Keller & Ella Plevin, Isabella Martin, Thogdin Ripley, Julia Tcharfas, Paul Purgas, Matthew Higgins, Caroline Derveaux, Lillian Wilkie. Published July 2015
How to Sleep Faster is published as part of the collaborative discussion that form the critical direction of the gallery. and sits alongside the first two exhibitions – Sleep Faster (February), and How to Carve Totem Poles (March). It has been put together as an open ended continuation of this dialogue through which we seek to understand the contradictions / complexities that define and form our experience, existence and participation in a contemporary digital-analogue creative environment.
Arcadia Missa Publications; Rozsa Farkas, Tom Clark, Jammie Nicholas, Laura Farley (eds).
How to Sleep Faster 2 is the second of our biannually published journals that form the backbone of Arcadia Missa’ critical collaborative discourse on participation, post-digital visual-production and institutional subjectivity.This issue explores moments of collapse, shift and potential in a cultural moment framed by economic, political and societal disturbance.
Arcadia Missa Publication; eds Rozsa Farkas, Tom Clark et al.
How is survivalism mediated in contemporary culture? . . . For this issue we asked the semi-speculative question: is it possible that survivalism is our only remaining ideological position. This was in part to see how we might be able to understand a hyper, hysterical, hyperbolic moment of cultural production as either indicative of, or (more hopefully) creating the momentum for an escape from, an age of contemporary ‘cynical reason’.
Arcadia Missa Publications; Rozsa Farkas, Tom Clark, Harry Burke (eds).
With the fourth issue of How to Sleep Faster we asked our contributors four interconnected questions: What now is a radicalised, networked, subjectivity? How can we build a commons through and from this subjectivity? Is it self-critical in its understanding of the ‘we’ it talks for? And lastly, how do, and how must, these subjectivities engage with globalised material realities?
At root, the exploration of these ideas — as connected themselves – is about a critique of readings of the network through Multitude. We are looking to think beyond immanence, and look to something else, by asking what ‘something else’ is, or could be.
Contributors: Megan Kelly Rooney, Eleanor Weber, William Kherbek, Hannah Black, Harry Sanderson, Georgina Miller, Paul Kneale, Candice Jacobs, Aimee Heinemann, Ann Hirsch, Harry Burke, Rosa Aiello, John Bloomfield, Maja Malou Lyse (Boothbitch), Holly White, Martina Miholic, Felix Petty, Huw Lemmey, Julian Molina, Rachel Schofield Owen, Charlie Woolley, Jesse Darling, KERNEL.
Rozsa Farkas, Tom Clark (eds).
What are our politics of refusal? Sleep? Catatonia? Hedonism? Transgression even? #hustle?
[Can refusal can be performed as resistance and not operate as preemptively fucked. . .]
Arcadia Missa Publications; Rózsa Farkas, Holly Childs, Leila Kozma, Tom Clark (eds)
“How can we fuck in a way that doesn’t support a patriarchal prism and standard for sex to reflect capitalist relations? Can sex be a site for identity politics, after we are imbued with the lore and failure of the sexual ‘revolution’?”
the body in pain
The platform, free speech and contempt
The book transcribes a body broken by American empire, that of ex-con Rafael Luis Estrada Requena, hacking itself away from contemporary society. Johanna Hedva, author of Sick Woman Theory, takes the ferocious compulsion to escape (from capitalism, from the limits of the body-machine, from Earth) and channels it into an evisceration of oppression and authority. Equal parts tender and brutal, romantic and furious, On Hell is a novel about myths that trick and resist totalitarianism.
A post-anime sapphic gurowave trauma-romance.
A multimedia survival kit for another dimension.
A terrible disease afflicts a disgraced biomech pilot and an ex-magical girl.
View additional slutty artifacts at the PSYCHO NYMPH EXILE site.
Edited by Alice Brooke, Giulia Smith & Rózsa Farkas
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS BOOK:
* tentacle sex
* Kathy Acker
* the violent deaths of male genius artists, philosophers and theorists
* rampant plagiarism
* cop killing
* spells you can use at home
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