Manifesto Zine Workshop: the Performance of Birth

As part of our LADA Screens Double Bill, centred on motherhood, LADA is delighted to invite you to Manifesto Zine Workshop: the Performance of Birth

This workshop is designed for participants to manually make a zine expressing their views on birth as a performative act. The artist SLQS creates a safe and mindful space where individual zines are made and collectively shared. The techniques used include writing, collage and mindfulness practices. Working in the tradition of DIY zine making by marginalised communities, you do not need any prior experience to join the session. 

This workshop is for anyone interested in looking at birth as an act of performance, whether you are pregnant, you’ve given birth, you’ve assisted a birth or/and you were born yourself a few decades ago. 

Artist Bio

SLQS is a Franco-Vietnamese artist living in East London. Her practice researches the politics of space and who is excluded from it. SLQS makes and holds space as a woman, a person of mixed heritage, a foreigner, a mother, an artist and a birth activist. She invites her audience to decolonise spatial orders from imperialist, sexist and racist structures.

Her practice is multi-disciplinary spanning from performance, live art, photography, video and screen printing. She also works as producer, curator and workshop leader. She co-produced Oxytocin 2017 and 2022 and curated the Mother Art Prize 2017 for Procreate Project.

SLQS graduated with distinction from MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths University of London. She presented work at MOMA Machynlleth, Totally Thames, Spitalfields Music, Rich Mix, Procreate Project, the Live Art Development Agency, the Royal College of Art, the Brunel Museum, the Migration Museum, the Attenborough Art Centre, the Science Gallery  and the University of Lincoln. She is currently a member of the New Artist Collective and Creative Think Tank at UK New Artists.

Find out more about SLQS by following them on Instagram @SLQSstudio or visiting


Find out more about SLQS's upcoming work in the online screening of HBAC Performance Manifesto

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