pollinate - Rhubarb Festival 2021, Buddies in Bad Times
pollinate was featured in the 2021 Rhubarb Festival book. The piece was created by Stephanie Wong and Angelica Schwartz under the name happy/accidents. Set in a dystopic world in which queer rights have been revoked, pollinate is a love letter about the resilience of queer relationships. The contents of this intimate correspondence are stamped into the book, alongside a hidden gift of seedpaper to be buried. The fleeting glimpse into this relationship has the potential to grow into wildflowers, nourished by the readers own care and memory of what these flowers represent.
Angelica and Stephanie were interviewed by MyGayToronto about their process. You can read the interview here!