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For our third issue, it has been an absolute joy to collaborate with writer and artist Erin Clark, author of If You Really Love Me, Throw Me Off the Mountain. Erin’s work across film, self portraiture, creative nonfiction, and fiction is a reclaiming of disability in narrative, which is historically and commonly extracted and misused in all areas of art and media. Let Erin’s The Queen of Cups transport you from quarantine life to another shore.
This month’s featured art, Justice for all, features the spectacularly powerful work of contemporary artist Sara Rahbar. A passionate animal rights activist and deeply kind human, Sara says of her work: “Separation and belonging have been persistent themes throughout my life. Reflecting this idea, I attach pieces together until they form a solid unit each belonging to the other. My point of entry as a mixed-media artist has been purposing various types of textiles, wood, bronze and collected objects in ways that present different aspects of their inherent physical characteristics, revealing them in unexpected, unseen ways.”
Check out the Issue 3 highlights from our current team of writers and artists below.
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and the Corporeal Writing Squad
Issue 3 Highlights
In every issue of Khôra, we feature the work of a curated team of four writers and four artists. This team will change every four months. In addition, we feature the work of one groundbreaking writer and one visual artist.
Here’s what we’re excited about in Issue 3:
The Queen of Cups by featured writer Erin Clark / film by Erin Clark
Writer and multimedia artist Erin Clark is the featured writer for Issue 3. Erin is the author of If You Really Love Me, Throw Me Off the Mountain and co-author of the upcoming Breakup Artist. She is a Canadian world-traveller, world champion and record holder as a parapole athlete, and, as a paragliding pilot, Erin has a wheelchair that can fly.
“The Queen of Cups sits on a throne at the edge of the water. Waves lick her toes and she holds a chalice and symbolizes things. What I always think when I see this tarot card is: someone had to bring in that throne…”
Read The Queen of Cups.
birdgirl by Shane Rowlands / artwork by Lori Lorion
Note: Shane’s piece includes the subject of someone who leaves the world by their own hands. We wanted to mention the sensitive nature of the content to our community.
“Not long after we arrived in Australia, I drew a picture. I know this because my mother kept it and I have it now. Dusty it sits downstairs on top of a chest of drawers. A fading buttery card inside a simple square wooden frame…”