February 04, 2022
On February 22nd at 5pm (UK time), Scottish Artists Union is delighted to present, layla-roxanne hill (based in the West of Scotland) in conversation with Star Catherine Feliz (based in Los Angeles).
Scottish Artists Union
layla-roxanne hill ‘In Conversation’ with Star Catherine Feliz
5pm - 6:30pm (UK time) February 22nd, on Zoom
Scottish Artists Union is delighted to present, layla-roxanne hill (based in the West of Scotland) in conversation with Star Catherine Feliz (based in Los Angeles).
SAU has invited these two accomplished multi-disciplinary artists to have a conversation about their art, writing and curatorial practices, and to reflect upon their recent involvement in COP26. In October 2021, Star Catherine Feliz was part of the First SustainUS QT2SBIPOC Youth Delegation to COP26, and layla-roxanne hill curated a series of exhibitions, with the RotU Collective, that took place in parallel to COP26.
layla-roxanne hill (she/they) is a writer, curator and organiser, living in Scotland. Her/their work focuses on anti-colonial cultural contributions + the way our conditions move us to act. Art/curatorial practices which investigate + critique the political spheres + the ability of digital cultural productions to (re)create revolutionary/liberatory conditions remain an ongoing interest. She/they is also active in the trade union movement, holding elected positions within the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Scottish TUC (STUC). layla-roxanne is co-author with Dr Francesca Sobande of Black Oot Here: Black Lives in Scotland (Bloomsbury, 2022).
Star Catherine Feliz
Star Catherine Feliz is an interdisciplinary artist and medicine person born and raised in Lenapehoking, aka New York City, with roots in Ayiti, aka Dominican Republic. Entangled across the mediums of sculptural installation, time-based media, and book forms, their work explores earth-based pathways for disarming apparatuses of violence and their cycles of trauma. They are currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles in the department of Interdisciplinary Studio. After almost ten years of studying and practicing community-based herbalism, Star is currently sharing their medicine under the self-started project of Botánica Cimarrón. Their formulas are unique stories that weave together the past, present, and future of Caribbean folk healing to bring living systems back into alignment.
Star Catherine Feliz Photo Credit: Self Portrait Service.
This “In Conversation” event has been organised by the Scottish Artists Union Climate & Sustainability subgroup, Intersectional subgroup and the LGBTQ+ working group. It is part of the LGBT History Month Scotland 2022 events calendar. The theme for this year’s LGBT History Month Scotland is “blurring borders: a world in motion”.
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When: Feb 22, 2022 05:00PM London
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Safety, Access and Respect
Captioning will be available during the event via Otter.ai, please let us know if you have other access needs in advance.
During this event we want to learn from each other; we ask that you take care of yourself and others and point out harm if you see it or experience it. At all times we ask you to retain a positive and generous spirit for one another.