‘X marks the spot’ is a project that highlights the experiences of four queer people of colour (QPOC) in Auckland. The project focuses on the concept of the intersectionality of one’s identity. These intersections of ones queer and ethnic identity raise unique experiences that are made even more apparent by the multi-cultural and progressive nature of Auckland. ‘X marks the spot’ focuses on the concept of representation and how it can be enhanced by zine-making. Each zine tells a separate narrative of a local QPOC. The imagery utilises a variety of symbols and motifs to reference the individual without explicitly revealing their identity. The work experiments with the tone of voice, symbolism and structure to produce an authentic representation. This series is made for the people within this intersection, but also acknowledges the ‘outer’ audience and how this attention is helpful for both parties.
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