clementine morrigan

clementine morrigan

Clementine Morrigan is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, zinester, poet, essayist and community organizer. Her first book, Rupture, was published in 2012. She produced a short film entitled Resurrection in 2013. She writes a zine called seawitch and also works on other zine projects. In her creative work she employs multiple mediums, sometimes simultaneously, to explore embodiment, subjectivity, agency, power and desire. In her academic work she is interested in the spacial, temporal and embodied experience of traumas which occur within the familiar (intimate partner violence and child abuse) and  how these experiences are interpreted, translated and changed through negotiations with various discourses (legal, medical, therapeutic, feminist). Additionally her academic work deconstructs representations of addiction from an intersectional, critical disability studies, queer-feminist perspective. Her community organizing is collaborative and disability justice focused, creating intentionally anti-oppressive, accessible spaces to share art, stories and ideas. All of her work is concerned with a bottom-up approach to knowledge production, undermining the authority of meaning-makers such as medicine, psychiatry, law and academia. Her writing and art explore gendered violence, child abuse, trauma, psychiatrization, art as a tool of empowerment, addiction / alcoholism, recovery, intoxication culture, sobriety, queerness, femme, sex work and spirituality, among other things. She hopes that her work will function as an invitation, encouraging others to tell their own stories.

content warning: this website includes discussion of violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, addiction, alcoholism, trauma and other things that may be difficult to read. i believe that you are the best judge of what kind of content you are comfortable with and under what circumstances.

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