Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, this great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature.
Translated by Sholeh Wolpé
Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order.
Documentation of large scale performance using breeze blocks to build a temporary monument to celebrate Salisbury’s most famous and permanent one. Located and inspired by Salisbury cathedral, the piece involved 25 performers, singers and musicians, the Festival chorus and over 10,000 breeze blocks. The performance itself consisted of a network of proverbial and allegorical narratives which were given an architectural and sculptural form – a version of Breughel’s Netherlandish Proverbs.