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Gobscure/ Queer Art

"barely surviving in homeless hostel after our worst sectioning (mental health act detention) we came across art of Sergei Parajanov. Georgian, Armenian, trained in Ukraine, we fell in love with the childlike wonder of this 'fat mad big-kid bisexual lifelong dissident'. soviets repeatedly tried silencing Parajanov, partly for his bisexuality, but he never stopped questioning authoritarian rule and the 'norms' of that society. we recognize ourself in Sergei’s life, sexuality & art, heres prints from writing liberte with lips. in response: about life and learning how to live again offering playful-poetic-political creative-resistances."

Artistic associates with Disability Arts Online & Museum of Homelessness. Artist in residence with NewBridge Project 2022. Film commissions include Northern Broadsides, Graeae, Dash, Live theatre, Spot On Lancashire, together 2020 Disability History Month. Solo exhibitions internationally since 2017 with Fokidos Athens; Alma Zevi Venice; University of Atypical Belfast; Arthouse Wakefield; The NewBridge Project Tyneside. Unlimited funded for book of radical photographic self-portraiture 'plant a forest after were gone'. disruptor-in-residence at Edinburgh Printmakers supported by Future’s Venture Foundation radical independent art fund (2021). two Sound&Music awards; sound-walk commission from the Auxiliary Teesside.


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