Join visual anthropologist Tamara Hart and artist Pops_Comixs to craft pocket zines in a workshop exploring resistance among ‘mad’ and queer communities.
In this session, we look at how bodies are shaped within cultural imaginaries, using visual archiving as a tool to resist harmful narratives. We begin with our own experiences of shame and pride, re-mixing text and images in playful ways to document the otherwise unheard voices of our communities.
As zine-makers, we become caretakers for our peers, using tenderness as a tool for social action.
Tamara Hart is a visual anthropologist based in London. Her research adopts play as a methodology to explore modes of identity formation and social remapping with a focus on queer practices of care. A former curator of the Toronto-based project space Bunker2 and the nomadic role-play programme Play-Co, she has written for various publications and platforms such as Frieze, Spike Magazine, Gruppe and Sleek Mag. She is currently a contributing editor for the LGBTQI+ artist support network and curatorial platform Queerdirect.
Pops_Comixs is an artist whose drawings center around experiences connected to everyday life. Their work explores themes of sexualities, feminisms, migrations and politics. Pops is a calm and joyful space where they create art inspired by all their communities. They catapult themselves into the world, where they experience, engage with and develop empathy and critique. They are influenced by bubble graffiti, poetry, and history, using striking colours and tenderness to transform harsh realities.