TWAH(=These Worlds Are Here) was a project realised during my stay in Los Angeles in the summer 2019. The project consisted of two consecutive parts, starting with a four-day long writing workshop for trans, non-binary, queer people and women, held in NAVEL. The workshop culminated in an intimate audio and text installation within a mobile Gas gallery.
The workshop allowed participants to LARP (live action role play) queer worlds as they wrote, asking them to experience and embody these imagined worlds at the moment of writing. In the workshop we asked how can we consider writing to be a political tool for naming, re-naming, making visible, audible and felt the dreams that we care for. How can writing be a vehicle—how can it move, touch, orient and re-orient us?
A chorus of words, both written and spoken, by workshop attendees was the basis of the exhibition in Gas’s truck gallery.
The written and spoken words of the work:
Ana Teo Ala-Ruona
Angi Brzycki (website)
Jessica Fee (website)
Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai (website)
R. Kauff (website)
Julia Mande (website)
Renée Reizman (website)
Bridgid Ryan (website)
Daviel Shy (website)
Annabel Turrado (website)
Udita Upadhyaya (website)
Curation: Ceci Moss (website)
Production: Gas (website) & NAVEL (website)
Zine cover desing & animation: Anni Puolakka (website)
Sound assistance: Scallion Chloe (website)
Production assistance: Saara Hannus (website)
Documentation: Larin Sullivan (website)
Supported by: Frame Contemporary Finland, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto & Poets and Writers