Dali, Selfies, Freud: a self-reflective workshop on the play of narcissism in creativity
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Mon 18 June
This DIY is supported by Freud Museum London
The myth of Narcissus in psychoanalytic thinking and in art is explored in this theoretical and practical workshop by Nando Messias. Over a weekend participants will take part in:
The workshop culminates in participants producing a self-portrait, with the photographer Holly Revell. We will create scenes, tableaux and stories as set ups and background for each self-portrait, which will be captured in the grounds of the Freud Museum. Each participant will leave with a unique self-portrait, informed by the workshop.
Applicants of all levels and ages are encouraged to apply, working in any of the following areas: queer performance, autobiographical performance, socially-engaged performance, dance, theatre, visual arts, photography, video, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, arts producing, arts programming.
Preference will be given to those who indicate a special interest or a personal investment in gender, sexuality, autobiographical and queer performance.
This DIY is for a maximum of 10 participants. The online application asks for a short biography, a short statement on why you would like to take part in this project, a quick selfie, and an answer to the following questions: 'What do you like most about yourself?' and 'Do others think of you as a narcissist?'
Dates: 20-21 Oct 2018
Times: 10am-5pm, both days
Location: Freud Museum, London
Nando Messias’ work straddles performance art, dance and theatre. His performances combine beautiful images with a fierce critique of gender, visibility and violence. He has performed at prestigious venues such as Hayward Gallery, V&A, Tate Tanks, Roundhouse, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Tate Britain and ICA, among other spaces across the UK. He has also worked extensively on the international circuit. Nando delivered a successful DIY workshop in 2014 in partnership with KARST, Plymouth on Walking Performances.
Holly Revell is a specialist photographer and videographer of live performance and its makers.
Stefan Marianski is Education Officer and Digital Strategy Manager at the Freud Museum.
For questions about this DIY, please contact Nando.
Banner image credit:
Nando Messias, After Dali: Salvador Messias (credit: Holly Revell)
Professional development projects – by artists for artists – across the UK.
Exploring possibilities of presence, sense and sound in VR performanceRead more
Explore the performative potential of co-produced text in the context of a new townRead more
Exploring television, Live Art, and the relationship between binge watching and durational/endurance performanceRead more
Blurring the lines between live performance and documentationRead more
theory and philosophy for women channeling punk, rave energies and radical sensitivityRead more
Artists working together with non-artist family membersRead more
An exercise in the possibilities of not planningRead more
Connect, exchange, celebrate and create a Live Art Twinning Ceremony!Read more
Creating a space for women in queer cruising cultureRead more
Become the privileged human you’ve always wanted to beRead more
How to make a working political theme park for babies and early yearsRead more
Exploring neuro-mythology, Haitian Vodou dance, and atypical perceptionRead more
Untangling knots so that they can extend into actionRead more
“Ugh, that sounds weird: do it more!”Read more
Black study, being in space and black bodies navigating spaceRead more
Reimagining Scale, Ambition and Access for Monsters in Performance, through the lens of Feminist Sci-FiRead more
A weekend of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing.Read more