This month long project at Guest Projects was built on the work of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) organisations such as Rukus and Naz project. QTIPOC created a much needed and valuable opportunity, platform and space for Queer Trans* Intersex (QTIPOC) creative people of colour, to engage with, share and showcase artworks, to be explored in the form of a ground-breaking self initiated Residency and programme of events. This included a variety of forms such as photography, dance, music, visual art, film, prose, poetry, workshops, panel discussions and exhibition.
QTIPOC are focused on providing space for artists, including ourselves, as well as finding ways to interact and collaborate with other artists and practitioners.
We welcome members of the QTIPOC creative community to contribute their own self directed input into the festival whilst responding to a range of themes that will inspire investigations into collectivising individual experience.
Specific themes (and people to make contact with) that were addressed over the project period included:
(un)defining culture, Commodification, migration and diaspora - Misster Raju Rage
Mapping a ‘British’ sound – Evan Ifekoya
The black body in dance. Rhythm as resistance. Zinzi Minott
The QTIPOC Arts Group Project at Guest Projects was a combination of residency and showcase of creative work. It is also an important community building event for artists, to network and maintain working relationships, continue them or begin new ones.
Guest week: A range of creative work from guest artists: Art, Screenings, Dj's, Workshops and Talks.
Zinzi: Flat white is the latest creation of Zinzi Minott, a piece which investigates the colonial history and contemporary globalisation of coffee in relation to the politics of the body using her practice of dance. She begins her research for this piece at guest.
Raju: The dilemma of the diaspora to define: multidisciplinary assemblages & the politics of cloth on Fem-inist South Asian Queer and Trans bodies. a collaboration with artist Raisa Kabir
Evan: ARtFUnSHACK! 'performisodes' planning and researching. Explorations into QTIPOC self representation and techno-mediated experience.
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