Friday 26 May 2017, 6.30pm
An evening of performance and film exploring creative responses to living with illness.
Khairani Barokka will perform her poem Sliding Scale alongside extracts from her recently published Indigenous Species (2016), a Braille and text poetry-art book addressing issues of pollution, consumerism and habitat destruction. Alice Hattrick will read new writing on unexplained illness and familial influence. Raisa Kabir will present a new iteration of ‘You and I are more alike.…’, an intimate weaving performance mapping the intensive labour of textile production; healing trauma held in the body, disability, connection and kinship. Richard Fung’s Sea in the Blood (2000) will be screened, a personal documentary about living with illness, tracing the relationship of the artist to thalassemia in his sister Nan, and AIDS in his partner Tim.
The event is accompanied by food and drink from Reader's Digestion, A Health Zine, edited by Caspar Heinemann and Holly White.'