Queer Care and Interdependence (online)
18.30 GMT (on Zoom)
Special live event featuring artists Raisa Kabir and Raju Rage
To coincide with From Here to Eternity, this unique event features pre-recorded elements as well as live responses from artists Raisa Kabir and Raju Rage as they examine queer health, trans health and aging in the context of networks of care, disability justice and alternative frameworks for queer survival. Using the exhibition as a starting point, together they will further interrogate the issues raised in Sunil Gupta's practice in relation to trans activism, health care and resistance.
There will also be opportunity for contributions from the audience.
Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place.
Supported by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation
Image credits and additional information for the above still from 'Sweet Maria Monument'; Anti-performance, collective care and performativity with Aryakrishnan, Gee Imaan Semmalar and Raju Rage at Cochin Biennale, India 2018. Image by Nikhil K.C.
Dedicated to Maria, a queer trans person from Kerala who was murdered. As well as carving an intimate safer space for trans and queer communality, in order to nurture ourselves and each other in the face of death with acts of collective care, we interacted with and tended to an archive of queer and trans experience and knowledge/s whilst sharing our different yet shared lived experiences of being trans and queer transnationally. This opportunity allowed us to breathe together, grieve together, build together and heal together, where we could exist emotionally, unapologetically and in transparency about how we survive in the face of death - trans mourning and joy - as an act of resistance.' From Decolonial Queer Knowledges: Aesthesis, Memory and Practice, Decolonising Sexualities Network Collective 2020.
Raisa Kabir lives and works in London, UK. Kabir is an interdisciplinary artist and weaver, who utilises woven text/textiles, sound, video and performance to translate and visualise concepts concerning the cultural politics of cloth, labour and embodied geographies. Kabir addresses cultural anxieties surrounding nationhood, textile identities and the cultivation of borders; as well as examining the encoded violence in histories of labour in globalised neo-colonial textile production.
Raju Rage is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival. Based in London and working beyond, they explore the spaces and relationships between dis/connected bodies, theory and practice, text and the body and aesthetics and the political substance. Their current interests are around economies, care and resistance. They are a member of Collective Creativity arts collective, and are a creative educator and independent scholar with an interest in radical pedagogy. Raju has a theirstory in activism, self and collective organised queer/ transgender/ people of colour movements and creative projects in London and beyond from which their politics and works draw on and from.
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