Some notes from practitioner interviews Continue reading
Re-appropriates vintage porn to question gender, identity & queer stereotypes and as a memento mori for those we lost to AIDS contributing to the legacy of gay history. Continue reading
Photographs can be ‘about’ things rather than just ‘Of’ things. Continue reading
All the Creative Potentialities within “The Mask”
“Certainly “The Mask” is a very familiar and intimate concept for any Queer boy or man negotiating the terrain of the heteronormative, homophobic world into which we are thrust. This use of “The Mask” as a tool to pass as normative, in a world that threatens us with social disapproval and even physical violence, becomes a mechanism for survival. Yet this seemingly repressive act of hiding of the self, also contains the germs of great creativity – after all building this mask for one who finds himself outside the tropes of standard masculinity and heterosexual desire requires a significant amount of creative performance. Continue reading
Conscientious Extended | A Conversation with CPC 2012 Winner Lisa Fairstein
“Also, photographic representation, especially as fabricated in my images, renders the subjects and objects as existing in a similar and precarious existential space – somewhere between being and object – and I wanted to emphasize this as a way of calling attention to questions about their existence as well.”
“And the sense of constructed space in the images, along with the physical edges of the photograph itself, exaggerate this further. This claustrophobic feeling makes me question what I am looking at and how it makes me feel, and, in that, it might lead to a consideration of the images and subjects in terms of what is “real”, or not.”
An interview in Dazed Online with Queer Photographer Florian Hetz about his debut book called A Matter Of Absence.
Interview with the founder of Vaczine Walt Cessna. Also a mention of some of Queer artists he has collaborated with & featured in his Book and online Zines.
A good source of research for me in order to see what my fellow Queer practitioners are exploring –
So this email went out to the whole student body this week –
Please see the message below from our local Police Service: Continue reading
Whilst this may not be a peer-led journal it does raise some relevant points about the general feeling of a large part of the Queer Community. Some feel that our sacred spaces where we still feel comfortable & confident are being taken over. Continue reading
Almost 75% of the LGBTQ community hide their sexual identity