Honeysuckle Joyride (12 minutes, by Jennifer Mehigan) is a video
essay considering the themes of decay, queer kinship and the Irish
landscape through a post-humanist lens. Buried in the bogs of
Connemara and Belfast’s Divis and Black Mountain, Mehigan
considers the terrain of hyper-real CG, the slow death of Instagram,
and Irish gardening histories through the intimate materialities of
queer life and death.
A Paradise Out Of A Common Field (5 minutes, by Jennifer Mehigan
in collaboration with Bassam Al-Sabah) is a short animated film
that explores the iconography of the zombie, with dream world
visions of feral horses and writhing flower avatars, while the audio
transports you through the history of the Irish boggy graveyard
and its relationship to trauma.
Having worked and shared online space together many times over
the last year, SchwarzRund and Anisha (FemmeFitness) had
a long overdue catch up about community work during a pandemic.
How did this time affect accessibility, community and what has that
got to do with empowerment? They unpick the idea of ‘Health’ in
their own work and experience (what does health really mean?
Who is it for?), thinking about the foundations of white ableist
institutions, but also dreaming up alternatives for the future.
Local Celebrity and Meme Lorde of Berlin, Emotional Labor Queen,
AKA Cleo Kempe Towers, graced us with a live episode of their podcast,
Moist Secrets, with Louise Trueheart of Coven on 23rd May 2021.
They talk about memes, mental health, queer love, and astrology.
In their podcast, Towers works through power dynamics, ritualistic obsession,
emotional labor, femme survival, and astrological healing, and this
episode asks what role memes play as emotional support, artistic outlet,
and communication method in our matters of the heart.
A workshop about memes
Recorded on 22 May 2021 during
DM4DT at feldfünf in Berlin, Germany.