Artist Statement

Inspired by the possibilities of queer language futures, 1970s science fiction aesthetics, and the recent works of artist collective the New Red Order, the artists of The Left Hand Guides, Prakash Krishnan and Sabrina Ward-Kimola, engage in a multi-modal interpretation of the themes and visual representations of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. First drawing from the cover art of various 1970s editions of the work, they ask: what does this cover sound like? How can the story be told? How can these sounds and images feel? 
- Sabrina Ward-Kimola & Prakash Krishnan

Video Image Description 

An illustrated portrait of the sky on another planet in another galaxy. The view is from a mountaintop, overlooking the peaks of other protruding rock formations shrouded in mist. Stars glitter in the sky and three moons of varying sized occupy the view. One huge and mostly in a shadow. Another small moon in front of it. And to the left, a red moon, glowing. The image appears in black and white at the beginning of the narration and slowly gains colour by the end.  

The Left Hand Guides

This exhibition is generously supported by the Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies and Media Technologies,
and in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.