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Whess Harman

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. 

Talks & Events

  • Some Summer Reading

    JAMES ALBERS, WHESS HARMAN, S F HO, TIZIANA LA MELIA, REED H. REED, KIEL TORRES
    August 6, 2021

    Some titles for summer, 2021.

     

    James Albers

    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.

     

    Whess Harman

    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.

     

    Kiel Torres

    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.

     

    Artspeak

    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.

Publications

  • Covers

    Title: Covers
    Category: Anthology
    Writers: Whess Harman, S F Ho, Chandra Melting Tallow, Reed H. Reed, James Albers and Tiziana La Melia
    Editor: Kiel Torres
    Design: Stephan Garneau
    Publisher: Artspeak
    Printed by: TBD
    Year Published: November 2021 (forthcoming)
    Pages: TBD
    Cover: soft
    Binding: TBD
    Weight: TBD
    Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
    Edition of: TBD
    ISBN: 978-1-927630-14-3
    Cost: $20

    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.

    Pre-orders only, to be distributed in late November.