Sammaneh Pourshafighi is a Queer genderfluid Muslim from Iran who grew up on the problematic paradise of the Gold Coast. Their ancestral tribes originate from Isfahan, Gilan, and Kurdistan. Their work frequently examines identity politics, mental health, diasporic tensions, ethno-futurism and the complex relationships between bodies and environments through an intersectional feminist lens. As part of a trans-disciplinary practice, Pourshafighi’s work encompasses performance, poetry, collage, and photography often with an emphasis on surprising contrasts and humour. Pourshafighi is currently co-creating a performance based work ‘Over The Borderline’ with feminist arts collective APHIDS as part of the Arts House Culture Lab.
Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 24 June
Six artists use illustration to zoom in on details, both remembered and imagined, marking geologies, mysticisms, repetitions and fragility.
Friday June 16, 12:30pm
In this discussion, writers will explore the diverse terrain of children’s literature and underscore the importance of creating inclusive and representative fictional worlds.
Saturday 17 June, 4:15pm
Hear from authors on how they go about whittling down their words to the ones that matter the most, and what they do with the ones they cut.