28 King Street
Glasgow
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COVEN

Linda Stupart

  • Location : Transmission Gallery
  • Date : Wednesday, 13 April - Sunday, 24 April
  • Time : 11:00 - 5:00pm
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COVEN will consist of workshops, performances and collective rituals based in practical witchcraft, trans and queer performance and politics, technopaganism, didacticism, spirit mediums and body ambivalence. We invite any women and non-binary folk to join our coven between April 13th and 25th .

For their time at Transmission gallery, Linda Stupart will think about magic, about corporeal and digital witchcrafts, about performance as protection, as resistance; about the spells cast daily as a practice of rupturing reproductive knowledge systems.  They want to make a space where women and non-binary folk can bear witness to each others’ magics, learn new spells and rituals, hear the rage of others, unravel the language that constitutes ‘others’, unbecome and rebuild our bodies, in no one’s image or the image of the void, the code, the virus; furies.  They want to build a coven, even just for a short while.

 

16th April w. Travis Alabanza: 

A SPELL TO PROTECT EACH OTHER

Travis Alabanza and Linda Stupart use the language and potency of a spell to build a site of protection for queer, trans and brown bodies, other bodies, which simultaneously (and like magic!) oscillate between invisibility and hyper-visibility within everyday lived experience and cultural imagination. Beginning from the assertion that resistance is magic, and that sometimes survival depends on a community's embodied promises to protect one another, Alabanza and Stupart use their vastly disparate, and yet sometimes shared experiences of inhabiting bodies made difficult, to cast a spell to protect each other; a radical demand to take up space, and to do so without risk of violence. 

 

23rd April w. Katrina Zaat 

A FULL MOON RITUAL FOR WELCOMING ALL PARTS OF YOURSELF BACK TO YOU and CHARM BAG WORKSHOP

Katrina Zaat and Linda Stupart will lead a two hour ritual session, which will include guided meditation for witches, a knotting ritual calling back lost parts of the self, and a charm bag; a collection of magical objects, smells and symbols you can carry around with you, charged with your own specific intention that is related to affirming wholeness of self. This could be anything from using all your power, healing after trauma, living free from shame, drawing firm boundaries, making art with joy or countless others. All materials will be provided, though participants should bring a blanket or yoga mat if they can, and some comfy warm clothing. 

 

24th April

A SPELL TO BIND STRAIGHT WHITE CIS MALE ARTISTS FROM GETTING RICH OFF OF APPROPRIATING QUEER AESTHETICS AND FEMININE ABJECTION

The proper subject is always produced through the abjection of the other. The other is A broken tool that is not to hand that is not working. This anger is unproductive. Kids in Japan stop having sex to break capitalism. Why do you think suicide is still illegal in some places. I" do not assimilate it, "I" expel it.

THOSE FEMALES WHO CAN WRECK THE INFINITE.

THE PROBLEM WITH MAN ABJECTION ART IS THAT WHEN WHITE MALE ARTISTS CUT THEMSELVES FOR ART THEY ARE STILL JUST TALKING ABOUT MASTERY
THE PROBLEM WILL MAN ABJECTION ART IS THAT IT IS ALREADY WITHIN THE REALM OF THE SYMBOLIC
THE PROBLEM WITH MAN ABJECTION ART IS THAT IT IS PERMISSIBLE
THE PROBLEM WITH MAN ABJECTION ART IS THAT IT IS PROFITABLE

wants to make a salt circle to keep you out of my theory,boy
wants to make a salt circle because safe spaces policies aren't really cutting it 
wants to be salt in his  wound

 

FEATURING

Linda Stupart is from Cape Town, South Africa and is currently completing their PhD in the Art Department at Goldsmiths College with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification. They had a solo show at Arcadia Missa in March 2016, A Dead Writer Exists in Words and Language is a Type of Virus and recently launched their debut novella, Virus, also at Arcadia Missa. Their work has been the focus of two solo exhibitions in Cape Town and has also recently been shown/performed at Matt’s Gallery, The Showroom, a.m. gallery, the ICA and Guest Projects in London.

Travis Alabanza is a Black, trans, femme performance artist who combines the soul of their mother and the spirit of their council estate to create a combination of poetic, visual, and audio responses to topics such as race, gender and class. Recently being published in the UK anthology Black & Gay in the UK, Black girl dangerous, Not trans enough and the Barbican young poets 2015/16 Anthology, Alabanza's words unapologetically scream about the revolution they deserve. In 2015/16 they have toured their show Stories of A Queer Brown Muddy Kid to a sold out Vauxhall Tavern, Keble Arts Festival, Oxford Queer Week and Housman's Bookstore, with Prancing through life reviewing their show as vital work that cements them (Alabanza) as one of the most important up and coming queer artists this year.

Katrina Zaat is a writer, witch and healer in the syncretic New Age tradition.

 

 

 

Event Programme:

A SPELL TO PROTECT EACH OTHER, w. Travis Alabanza

Transmission Gallery

16th April

A FULL MOON RITUAL FOR WELCOMING ALL PARTS OF YOURSELF BACK TO YOU and CHARM BAG WORKSHOP, w. Katrina Zaat

Transmission Gallery

23rd April

A SPELL TO BIND STRAIGHT WHITE CIS MALE ARTISTS FROM GETTING RICH OFF OF APPROPRIATING QUEER AESTHETICS AND FEMININE ABJECTION

Transmission Gallery

24th April


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