What creative solutions have marginalised people developed to survive before Covid-19? What creative ways of being and organising are being made now in response to Covid-19? How do we embed and share these solutions, ways of being and organising now and into the future?
Working with artist and mental health activist ‘the vacuum cleaner’, curator and agitator Cecilia Wee and a stellar line up of international artists, activists and academics, the 2020 edition of Heart of Glass’ ‘With For About’ conference will create a vital, slow and complex space between art, activism, care and social practice in response to COVID-19.
It wilfully asks – in facing this crisis, another ten years of austerity, ecological collapse, harsher borders, more racism and deeper ableism within deeply divided societies – how can artists, activists and organisations make vital change within our communities and beyond?
With For About 2020 will happen over 5 weeks, 20 May – 17 June 2020, lasting one hour each week. With For About 2020 will feature short video provocations, sharings of practice and projects and discussion of various responses by artists and activists, all streamed into your home. It has intentionally been designed to work around the shifting nature of these times – allowing for work care, fluctuating schedules and new contributors to be added.
The organisers are looking for contributors from anywhere in the world. They are very keen to hear about things they won’t have heard about, the unchampioned, undiscovered and low-key. Projects and practice from marginalised people that are urgent, honest, tender and vital.
They are asking for short films, interviews or descriptions directly to camera for which we are paying £300.
They are especially keen to hear from places where COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact, including but not limited to: China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Iran, USA, Indonesia, India, Palestine, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Egypt, Algeria, Russia.
Deadline: rolling until 8 June 2020