In this episode, Lara Thoms speaks with artist Sammaneh Pourshafighi about multidisciplinary practice, performance art, art crushes, phenomenological experiences and sex magic. Sammaneh is a Queer genderfluid Muslim who arrived in Australia as a refugee after the Iranian Revolution. Her work plays with identity, ritual, the Body, diaspora, Middle Eastern and Western histories, and comedy as a way to address trauma.
APHIDS LISTENS is an alternative archive where artists share a work they’ve made, and a work they’ve loved.
Original APHIDS LISTENS theme and music by Becky Sui Zhen, audio engineering by Nina Buchanan