HARD CARE is an artistic exploration of the more fringe, deviant parts of wellbeing and healthcare. It rejects care as soft and passive, and acknowledges the hardship involved in some acts of keeping well. The project hopes to eventually form new terminology and images for care that are more inclusive of queerness, disability, sex work and a variety of perspectives that are often ‘othered’.
The socially-engaged work, devised by David McGovern, makes visible people, acts and places of care that sit outside the norm. HARD CARE acknowledges the tenacity involved in living with chronic or undiagnosed illnesses, the potential care provided by sex workers, and the ability for any one of us to find care through unofficial sources. HARD CARE is a radical reimagining of how we view looking after each other and ourselves.
This project launch will offer an introduction to the concept, with research and speculative direction outlined. It will be delivered by David McGovern and facilitated by Amelia Caulfield. After the event, the project will be open for participation.
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