Whess Harman is Carrier Wit’at, a nation amalgamated by the federal government under the Lake Babine Nation. They graduated from the emily carr university BFA program in 2014 and are currently living and working on the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlilwətaɬ as the curator at grunt gallery. Their multidisciplinary practice includes beading, illustration, text, poetry and curation. As a mixed-race, trans/non-binary artist they work to find their way through a tasty plethora of some kind of undiagnosed attention deficit disorder, colonial bullshit and queer melancholy. To the best of their patience, they do this with humour and a carefully mediated cynicism that the galleries go hog wild for.
WHESS HARMAN, S F HO, CHANDRA MELTING TALLOW, REED H. REED, KIEL TORRES, JAMES ALBERS and TIZIANA LA MELIA
March 19, 2022
A private celebration for the launch of Covers.
JAMES ALBERS, WHESS HARMAN, S F HO, TIZIANA LA MELIA, REED H. REED, KIEL TORRES
August 6, 2021
Some titles for summer, 2021.
Belcourt, Billy-Ray. A History of My Brief Body: Essays. Two Dollar Radio, 2020.
Russell, Legacy. Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto. Verso, 2020.
Zauner, Michelle. Crying in h Mart. Random House Large Print Publishing, 2021.
McDonald, Wren. SP4RX. Nobrow, 2016.
Passmore, Ben. Sports Is Hell. Silver Sprocket, 2021.
Robinson, Eden. Return of the Trickster. Knopf Canada, 2021.
S F Ho
Jones, Gayl. Mosquito. Beacon, 1999.
Tiziana La Melia
ho, sf. George the Parasite. SPEC/FIC, 2020.
Maté, Gabor. When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress. Vermilion, 2019.
Sapienza, Goliarda. Art of Joy. Picador, 2014.
Reed H. Reed
Bombardier, Cooper Lee. Pass with Care. Dottir Press, 2020.
Carey, Mariah. The Meaning of Mariah Carey. Griffin, 2021.
Low, Trisha. Socialist Realism. Coffee House Press, 2019.
Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. The Freezer Door. Semiotext(e), 2020.
Austin, David. Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution. Pluto Press, 2018.
Collis, Stephen. The Commons. Talonbooks, 2014.
Mailhot, Terese Marie. Heart Berries: A Memoir. Anchor Canada, 2020.
Vergès, Françoise. A Decolonial Feminism. Pluto Press, 2021.
Writers: Whess Harman, S F Ho, Chandra Melting Tallow, Reed H. Reed, James Albers and Tiziana La Melia
Editor: Kiel Torres
Design: Stephan Garneau
Printed by: Moniker Press
Year Published: 2021
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Edition of: 200
If a cover song re-interprets, rearranges, cites, edits, and pays homage to an original work performed by another artist, how can this form be applied to writing? In Covers, S F Ho, Chandra Melting Tallow, Whess Harman, Reed H Reed, Tiziana la Melia and James Albers embody the cover form in text and image to trace their references, relations, and obsessions.