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

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.