Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland is a Queer poz / PLHIV writer and performance-maker creating work between Boorloo, Western Australia and Singapore. He holds a BA (First Class) Hons. in Acting from LASALLE College of the Arts (Goldsmiths University), and his work draws upon embodied and collaborative practices, intercultural and Queer critical theories, and the instability of identity, pop culture and the autobiographical self. As a performance-maker, he has twice been awarded WA’s Blaz Award for New Writing and is a founding party of independent theatre outfit Squid Vicious (@squidvicioustheatre). His recent performance works include 30 Day Free Trial, Poorly Drawn Shark, Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes and a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be (commissioned by Intercultural Theatre Institute 2019). As a poet, he was awarded Overland’s Fair Australia Poetry Prize 2017 and his poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction can be found in a raft of national and international publications, including Cordite, Westerly, Crab Fat, Scum Mag, Bosie and with Margaret River Press. He is grateful to reside on Whadjuk Noongar boodja.

Resistance Is Futile

By Andrew Sutherland — 25 November, 2020

…in the images that collected around […] disease one can see emerging a modern idea of individuality that has taken in the twentieth century a more aggressive, if no less narcissistic, form. Sickness was a way of making people “interesting” […] “The ideal of perfect health,” Novalis wrote in a fragment from the period 1799—1800,…