I showed No No No No to a close friend who said she thought it had just read ‘No’ over and over.

No, and Not, thread through this archive of posters, an inadvertent rhetoric – I didn’t notice until I pulled them together towards the end. There’s something about refusal and rejection, about negativity. It makes me think of Chelsea Watego’s ‘Fuck Hope’.

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An Archive of Propaganda from a Mad People’s Uprising

This artwork is part of Lilith (Lea) Cooper’s imagined fictional archive of downloadable posters from The Mad People’s Uprising of 2033, commissioned for SMHAF 2023.

It asks what a Mad revolution might look like, creating a space to imagine beyond the present day, and locating today’s Mad, survivor and mental health activism in a longer genealogy.