Mayfly’s performance based work uses various forms of storytelling to facilitate cathartic processing of their experiences. The sung element of their practice began as a way to self-soothe in an institutional setting whereconcerns about confidentiality meant these felt like their only safe form of testimony. In addition to the sung work they research Kariba Dam as a sitethrough which to queer national narratives relating to their country of birth Zimbabwe.

Practice: Multi- Disciplinary Artist
Location: London

Tell us about a creative (queer POC) the world should be paying attention to.

A queer person of colour the world should definitely be paying attention to is the wonderful Halima Haruna who works primarily with video and like Halima the work is extremely smart. It’s just really interesting the way refusals around translation and different methods of tying different contexts of visual languages work together on the screen. I’m really excited to see their work at the degree show in September as part of Goldsmiths’ Research Architecture Show where Halima is finishing up her MA. I would definitely check that out.