Queer Care Camp: Linda Stupart: A Spell to Protect Each Other

Take part in a workshop that explores the language and potency of spells as a site of protection.

Work collaboratively to harness queer magic and explore what and who and how we can pledge to protect each other and then make charm bags – physical spells that we can carry around which contain herbs, crystal bits, and symbols.

A Spell to Protect Each Other is part of Queer Care Camp, a space for LGBTQIA+ creatives and their allies to make, think and rest. This is a space to come together, to share resources and to reimagine LGBTQIA+ communities that survive and thrive.

Queer Care Camp is a project conceived by Conal McStravick which forms part of Desperate Living  an ongoing programme that brings artists, public organisations and informal groups together to test out new and experimental forms of collaborative programming, knowledge sharing and production, explored through the lens of LGBTQIA+ healthcare.

About Linda Stupart

Dr Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa. They completed their PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016, with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification and abjection. They are currently a permanent lecturer at Birmingham City University, and have previously worked at University of Reading, London College of Communication, and Camberwell Arts College. They have also run arts education projects at Tate, South London Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, and Camden Arts Centre. Linda is interested in the possibilities for writing and making discrete grounded encounters with different kinds of bodies (of knowledge, objects, affect as well as corporeal bodies) as a way to think through less alienated ways of living and thinking together. This comes out of encounters with feminist art, postcolonial, ecological, queer, and affect theory as well as embodied and object-based critical institutional encounters. Their current work consists predominately of writing, performance, film, and sculpture, and engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire, and revenge. They have recently exhibited at Lisson Gallery, Raven Row, Tate, IMT, Matt’s Gallery, and The Showroom in London; as well as Transmission in Glasgow, DISTRICT in Berlin, Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Kunstraum Niederösterreich in Vienna, and Syndicate in Cologne. 

Image credit

Images courtesy Linda Stupart

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