Death by barracuda, mum hunted in the forest, parents shipwrecked. There is a trope across children's literature and cinema that centres the parentless child (or animal) as protagonist.
FAWN connects characters from popular culture with everyday people who have the lived experience of losing a parent. Dressed in a kind of orphan drag and performing acts of care on each other, they form temporary bonds and act out unlikely intimacies. FAWN queers the notion of family and acknowledges that loss doesn't always lead to a heroic coming of age adventure.
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FAWN is a tender exploration of grief, reciprocity, care and popular culture. This video work is the latest iteration in an in an ongoing project by feminist art collective APHIDS...
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