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Film

acapulco, ago by Devin Welch

When I came back to London I was restless. Foreign country, quarantine, and two years of change to process - a good time to take a long look in a mirror which sometimes disguises itself as art.

Writing is an isolated act, but when I reached out to one friend with an idea, then another, acapulco, ago became a collaboration from Missoula to London.

Friends who may never meet did this and I'm SO proud to share it, and to be honest, to move on from it.

I hope it's chilling. I hope it's resolving. But mainly I hope any small part resonates.

Instagram: @sunskrenepapi

Art

'There is never more than a fag paper between them' series by James Robert Morrison

After graduating in 2002, James worked in a central London commercial art gallery for 3 years. Following this he moved into the public sector where over the past 14 years he has worked for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Arts Council England and the UK Government Art Collection (where he is currently employed part-time). In January 2019, after a 17-year break, he went back into the studio to continue his art practice in London.

 

James's work is an ongoing conversation where he explores memories and experience around the discovery of his sexuality, subsequent decision to conceal it and journey to and understanding and acceptance of it. Discussing this personal matter with an honesty and openness allows him to create artwork that is playful in nature, communicates powerful messages, and most importantly provides queer visibility and normalises non-heteronormative identities.  Wide ranging in scope, his practice includes drawing, painting, collage and embroidery, all of which are transformed into highly personalised mediums for his singular voice.  

 

'There is never more than a fag paper between them' series

The artist overheard a teenager discussing a gay couple in his class at school, saying that "there is never more than a fag paper between them".  Morrison explains “At that age, I didn't know anyone gay, there were no out and proud gay public figures or couples and school was an exclusively heteronormative environment due to section 28.  What I did have though, was a collection of gay pornography, and I guess the couples in these magazines were who I had to look up to." 

 

In Britain, “fag” is first and foremost a colloquial term for a cigarette, before being a homophobic slur. The artist used this play on words to create drawings of gay couples from his collection of pornography on the unique and challenging medium: fag (cigarette) papers.

Insta: @james_robert_morrison

Website: https://jamesrobertmorrison.com/

Poetry & Photography

Blueprint by Sarah Sakeena Martin 


My belly is designed with wrinkles and marks of zig zaggy lines.
It rolls when I sit, and its soft all the time.
My eyebrows big and bushy. Home grown i'd like to say.
I've been called a hairy chick since back in the day.
Hair everywhere between the scars telling my journey.
Spots, lumps and hard skin adorn me.
Not to mention the various shades of Brown, golden and a bright yellow white.
Pink when I'm hot.
Grey when im dry.
Dimples and clusters of so cellulite wrapped around my butt, hips and thighs.
They are stars not meant for the skies.
A couple of crooked teeth,
one leg shorter than the other,
my breast feeding boobs is just another...
of those imperfections
I've eventually discovered,
is not really an imperfection.
It's my blueprint uncovered.

@creative_sakeena

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