If you’re in Berlin, come by Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore this Sunday June 19, 2022 for a reading with fellow Repeater Books author Cynthia Cruz. I’ll be reading one extract from my book published by Repeater Books and one extract from my forthcoming book.
The new extract is called ‘You speak like a green girl’ and I’m very excited to share it!
“The Tunnel of Fun emerges from a curatorial proposal to author Siouxzi Connor: to write a fictional text inspired by the works of the artists who begin the project and the first mutation in order to estrange the curatorial voice, counteracting its supposed objectivity, omniscience and uniformity. Siouxzi Connor welcomes this invitation and begins her writing process with a dream she herself had months ago. In this dream, “as if Ursula K Le Guin had visited her from beyond the grave”, Siouxzi woke up with other invisible people in a dark and damp container, moving towards an idealized and luxurious nature, exceptionally comfortable for human beings. The strong presence of water in this first oneiric environment brings to Siouxzi Connor’s writing the watery thinking of Astrida Neimanis, as well as the reflections of Deborah Bird Rose and Thom van Dooren on the narrative of landscapes and the tragedy stemming from our amnesia towards our common life with all that is non-human.By introducing some of the elements that are part of the pieces in the exhibition space, The Tunnel of Fun makes them present by revealing and concealing them in the vibrant flow of writing.”
Words by Siouxzi Connor Voice by Nikki Jones Sound editing by Sara Pereira
More about the exhibition:
“Aliens are temporary weaves together artists whose works produce alternative (cosmo)visions, creating bodies, identities and ways of inhabiting the world related to otherness and alterity. Their works combine different practices of knowledge, parasitising them from the experiential, sensitive, haptic and aesthetic qualities of art. Through new materialism, biology, magic, sociology, sound-fiction, post-humanism and science fiction, the works form an environment thatembraces speculative, vitalist and queer-feminist perspectives while constituting and constructing discursive embodiments.”
𝗞ü𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗿*𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗻/ 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗯𝘆: Ally Bisshop, Sarah Browne, Club Ate (Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra), Lúa Coderch, Siouxzi Connor, Ann Cotten, Cruhda, Efe Ce Ele, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, FRKTL, Pakui Hardware, Emily Hunt, Nona Inescu, Lorena Juan, KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers), KMRU & Aho Ssan, Vera Kox, Verónica Lehner, hn. lyonga, MELT (Ren Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr), Sofía Montenegro, Jonás de Murias, Silvia Noronha & Niko de Paula Lefort, Itziar Okariz, Lucía C. Pino, Lauren Reid, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Juli Schmidt, Valeria Schwarz, Anaïs Senli, Eirik Sördal, Alison Sperling, Sally von Rosen, Janaina Wagner, Sadie Weis, Leticia Ybarra, Ran Zhang.
As the book was published in the thick of the pandemic, the first in-person book launch took place only recently in Estonia. The book’s co-editor, Tariq Goddard, and illustrator Christiana Spens, were accompanied at the event by local musicians, for a discussion and recorded readings from Carl Neville, Claire Cronin and myself.
It all took place in a suitably low-lit, historical space celebrating this evocative collection of horror writing.
Photos by Eve Maria.
Exploring the history of mysticism, the Occult, and “the grey zone between what appears and what is,” editors Tariq Goddard, Eugene Thacker, and a party of contributing Repeater authors including Rhian E. Jones, Carl Neville, Leila Taylor, Claire Cronin, Siouxzi Connor, Tristam Adams, Elvia Wilk, and Christiana Spens, explore their favourite classic horror tales in this beautiful hardback volume.
My current research, with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, looks at the gendering and sexualising of natural landscapes in film, literature and art. The work enquires, from a posthuman, postfeminist, material ecocritical perspective, how the story-making process could be used to advocate for more-than-human nature?
As part of this research, writing and filmmaking process, I will soon undertake a residency at the Library of Water, Iceland, following in the footsteps of Roni Horn, Anne Carson and Rebecca Solnit.
Now in Berlin organising the Symposium for Gender Equity with The WØMB. I will also be hosting a panel discussion on Feminism in the Age of the Anthropocene. Looking forward to discussing ecofeminist planetary survival strategies with the wonderful panelists!
Join us on Saturday August 31 for an intense and enriching day of masterclasses, talks, workshops and discussions.
After a long hiatus while busily working on other independent projects, I’m back with updates!
For the most part of 2018 so far, I have been dedicating a lot of my time to the organisation I founded together with Klaudia Domurat, called The WØMB.
The WØMB is a non-profit association empowering female, non-binary and female-identifying creatives and entrepreneurs in the creative industries. We hold bi-annual symposiums with workshops, masterclasses, roundtables and panels led by industry professionals from all over the world.
We began this project to raise awareness for the power-based gender imbalances in the creative industries and to address this through hosting practical skill-building sessions, building vocational knowledge and also through strengthening confidence and community.
Personally, it has been an immensely satisfying journey so far to work to empower other creatives and to be inspired by strong, likeminded female-identified and non-binary people here in Berlin. We’ll be introducing some of these individuals via the mini-films we made at our next Sympoisum in Berlin on Gender Equality Day on August 25.
Follow us here on Facebook, on Instagram (@wearethewomb) and get involved via our online beta platform www.thewomb.net.
It’s already the end of the year! Wow, so much has happened in just 365 days…
To celebrate the holiday season and to wish everyone a merry Christmas, my publisher Repeater Books put together this lovely little Christmas Compilation including an extract from my book, ‘Darkness is a Trusted Friend.’