HARDCARE explores the fringes of care; that which is kept hidden from view or seen as deviant. It rejects care as soft and passive, and acknowledges the hardship involved in some acts of keeping well. HARDCARE proposes new language and aesthetics for care.

The socially-engaged work, devised by David McGovern, makes visible people, acts and places of care that sit outside the norm. HARDCARE acknowledges the tenacity involved in living with chronic or undiagnosed illnesses, the potential care provided by sex workers, and the ability for any one of us to find care through unofficial sources. HARDCARE is a radical reimagining of how we view looking after each other and ourselves.

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