The Archive of Feelings // Istanbul Queer Art Collective / by Naz Cuguoglu

All images are selected from Istanbul Queer Art Collective’s work,  Just in Bookcase , a wooden suitcase filled with personalised library cards, memorabilia, and photos. For more information about the work, please see:    https://www.istanbulqueerartcollective.co.uk/just-in-bookcase

All images are selected from Istanbul Queer Art Collective’s work, Just in Bookcase, a wooden suitcase filled with personalised library cards, memorabilia, and photos. For more information about the work, please see: https://www.istanbulqueerartcollective.co.uk/just-in-bookcase

This article—published in m-est—is a text and image-based response to the performance work Psychic Bibliophiles: What the Cards Say by the Istanbul Queer Art Collective, which took place as part of the House of Wisdom exhibition curated by Collective Cukurcuma at Framer Framed in Amsterdam on November 24, 2017. The text was written in San Francisco thinking about the San Francisco Public Library. It is unknown whether this project will ever take place in San Francisco—this is just a daydream. A part of this text was also published in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts zine titled Beyond Bloodlines: A zine about queerness, family and kinship in 2019.