In Loving Memory of Errol - Blackness, Britishness & Christianity

Deadline: 01/10/2021  |  Published: 17/09/2021  |  Region: West Midlands  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Jaz Morrison

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERROL is a zine, stylised as a funeral pamphlet, to celebrate the lives of those on the Ship Called Jesus (Piper, 1991). We are looking for submissions around the 'Black British' identity and how it intersects with 'Christianity' across history.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERROL (ILMO ERROL)  is a zine, stylised as a funeral pamphlet, to celebrate the lives of those on the Ship Called Jesus (Piper, 1991). Errol is a name associated with Antillean men, and It means ‘nobleman’, ‘warrior’, or ‘prince’. 

ILMO ERROL represents the journey of Black peoples across water over time, both in the literal sense (e.g. Transatlantic Slave Trade; Migration) and in the figurative sense (e.g. travelling across ‘firmaments’ of sky and water; through time and space). This zine is being created in response to Keith Piper's 1991 exhibition and essay called 'A Ship Called Jesus', as well as Jaz Morrison's 'Firmament', performed at IKON Gallery's 2021 Migrant Festival in August.

We would like you to respond to this brief in any of the following ways:

-    An essay, study, or short story (no more than 2000 words, or a chapter)
-    A poem
-    Photography
-    Your artwork (as long as it can be printed into/onto a zine)
-    A manifesto
-    Screenshots and digital collages
-    A short story
-    A moodboard
-    A letter to ______

And anything else that can be printed onto/into a zine. The deadline for this opportunity is Friday 1st October 2021.

This zine is being curated by Jaz Morrison.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone can submit to this zine, but we'd particularly like to hear from Black People who are British and have some kind of connection to Christianity.
When is the deadline?
The deadline is Friday 1st October, at 23:59pm.
How many works can I submit?
You can submit up to 3 visual works, and 2 written works. Please note that it is likely only one of your submissions will make the zine, and we will let you know which one prior.
When do I need to collect my work?
As all submissions are taking place online, you will not need to collect your work. A copy of the zine will be available via IKON's website however, and you will be able to see and show others your work from there.
How much does it cost?
This opportunity is free. This opportunity also doesn't pay any fees or expenses.
Do I need to be present?
You can participate in this opportunity remotely. There will be no need to be present at IKON Gallery.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We're looking for honest, authentic responses to the brief. It can reflect other themes too, such as history, politics, mental health, education, and even Afrofuturism. This is about ensuring the publication reflects those it claims to.
I want to submit, but I need more inspiration!
Keith Piper's 1991 exhibition, and essay 'A Ship Called Jesus':
Keith Piper's 2021 film 'A Ship Called Jesus (Redux)':
Jaz Morrison's work:
Also see the Gallery for existing submissions.

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