[The video features yellow subtitles in German and English on a black background]
Notes From The Underlands, 2019
Single channel video. 10m17s.
Commissioned by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, for “Manifestos for Queer Futures”. A project by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Berlin.
Text and concept: Romily Alice Walden. Editor: LA Warman. Graphic design: Emma Damiani. Translation: Inga Zimprich. Published by SICK TIME PRESS, Berlin
Notes From The Underlands is a performative text from the depths of queer disability culture. It is both a future-orientated vision of a sick, disabled and care-giving Utopia, and an urgent call to action in the now. The text is performed through video, audio, large-scale print and subtitles; challenging the notion that the body must be physically present (and abled) in order to perform.
[11 statements are written in black text on a white background. One page is written in English and one in German. Above each statement is a hand drawn number in a spiky font. Around the edges of each page are written the title and author of the work: Notes From The Underlands: A Manifesto for a Queer Future: Romily Alice Walden]
Graphic design: Emma Damiani. Translation: Inga Zimprich.