Following the publication of Amelia Abraham’s book Queer Intentions, this event focuses on queer writing practices. In times of unprecedented hypervisibility for queer politics, this event interrogates the relationship between mainstream publishing and experimental writing.
Featuring presentations and discussion by Caspar Heinemann and Amelia Abrahams, the event seeks to define how writing might contribute to an anti-essentialist future for queer culture. This event will be chaired by Assistant Curator (Tate) Fiontan Moran.
Amelia Abraham (b. 1991) is a journalist from London. She has worked as an editor at Vice, Refinery29 and Dazed. Her main interest is LGBTQ+ identity politics, and she has written on this topic for the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, the Sunday Times, the New Statesman, ES Magazine, i-D and Vogue. She also writes about feminist issues, human-rights, health, arts and culture and sex. Queer Intentions is her first book.
Caspar Heinemann is a writer, artist, and poet. Their interests include critical occultism, gay biosemiotics, and countercultural mythologies. Recent events include a US tour and readings at the Baltic Triennial, CAC Vilnius, Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, and KW, Berlin. They have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, and Outpost Gallery, Norwich and been a guest tutor at Chelsea College of Arts, the University of Reading, the Sandberg Institute, Goldsmiths, and HEAD, Geneva. Their first book is forthcoming from The 87 Press. They were born in London, UK, roughly 2.5 months after the release of Green Day’s seminal album Dookie.