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Join Julietta Singh, author and professor at University of Richmond, USA as she reads from her book, No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum Books, 2018) a blend of memoir, theory and poetic prose engaging with both the impossibility and urgent necessity of crafting an archive of the body. This event will be followed by a live Q&A with Olivia Michiko Gagnon (University of British Columbia).
Monday 24 May, 3:30pm – Online
Award-winning filmmaker, theatre maker and writer Topher Campbell will join us for an online screening of his most recent film FETISH (2018). This short film (20 mins) explores masculinity, violence, sexuality, vulnerability and power, as it considers the Black body as memoir, tracing his naked encounter with the streets of New York City. The film will be introduced by Topher Campbell who will be in discussion with Mojisola Adebayo (writer and performer) plus post show Q and A.
The event is sponsored by Screen and HOME.
Monday 24 May, 6pm – Online
Jordy Rosenberg, author of award-winning novel Confessions of the Fox (2018) reads from his forthcoming new work, The Day Unravels What the Night Has Woven, a hybrid work that weaves together fiction and non-fiction as an exploration of transgender sexuality, Jewish assimilation, and the author’s difficult relationship with his mother. Followed by a Q&A with Honor Gavin (University of Manchester).
Tuesday 25 May, 6pm – Online
Artist-scholar, archive curator and radical sex activist Ajamu X, known for his conceptual homoerotic imagery, self-portraits and studio-based constructed imagery, will join us for an ‘in conversation’ with Adrienne Adams (University of Southern California, USA) about their work together exploring Black queer print media from the 1980s/90s and the hidden histories of sex clubs.
Wednesday 26 May, 6pm – Online
Manchester-based queer poet and theatre-maker, Roma Havers, will join us for a reading of her work exploring failing bodies, outness and how poetry can shorthand memory into something new. This event will be followed by a live Q&A.
Friday 28 May, 11:30am – Online
Join photographic visual artist, Del LaGrace Volcano in a discussion of their work, produced over their more than 40 year-long practice, and the material production of the archive as an erotic exchange. Del’s work seeks to disrupt and trouble socio-cultural binaries using visceral pleasure and political provocation as primary strategies of resistance. In this conversation we’ll be reflecting on Del’s three recorded conversations with Christie Costello – The Erotics of the Archive.
Friday 28 May, 6pm – Online