QueerAsias: Virtualising Cartographies

“I’m not telling that story. We’ve heard it, we’ve all heard all about all the sticks and spears and swords, the things to bash and poke and hit with, the long, hard things, but we have not heard about the thing to put things in, the container for the thing contained. That is a new story.”

Ursula Le Guin, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction

QueerAsias: Virtualising Cartographies shares a playlist of audio, moving image and VR works, and a live digital performance that explores the expansive online horizons of queer identity, memories and desire. Digital works by Abdullah Qureshi, Joel Tan, Sam Reynolds, Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin), Yarli Allison & Yin Lo connect via London across trajectories of Asian diaspora lived experiences to Canada, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Presented on the QueerAsias microsite, the works may be accessed as a playlist, or experienced as individual works released across the duration of the conference. The programme is curated by Annie Jael Kwan as a commission for the Paul Mellon Centre’s London, Asia, Art, Worlds conference that will run from 27 May to 25 June 2021.

London, Asia, Art, Worlds is a multi-part programme of online events taking place in May and June 2021. It is envisioned as a murmuration, a series of interconnected papers, conversations, performances, and interventions. This event is part of the Paul Mellon Centre’s London, Asia project. The programme is structured around the following propositions for consideration: Sociality and Affect; Potential Histories and Solidarities; Circulation and Encounter; Pedagogy and Learning; Bureaucracy and Agency; Aesthetics and Ways of Knowing; Thinking Asia Through Empire; Thinking from Asia.

London, Asia, Art, Worlds is convened by:

Hammad Nasar, Senior Research Fellow | Paul Mellon Centre

Ming Tiampo, Professor, Art History, and Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture | Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Sarah Victoria Turner, Deputy Director for Research | Paul Mellon Centre

Conference programme

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s