Intimacy is often suppressed in times of crisis, within capitalism and its competitiveness, with coronovirus and social isolation and with the everyday dehumanisation of marginalised bodies. This workshop will think-feel through the spaces, opportunities and practices where we can access intimacy on our own terms with agency and how these are expressed for individual and collective well-being.
This workshop will take the form of a ‘care package’, consisting of research, conversations, embodiment and expression. You will receive £100 donation plus a variety of resources and activities to conduct individually during your own time, pace and capacity over an extended time between Dec 2020-Jan 2021. There will be opportunities to gather online, exchange with other residents and to use Performance Space’s IG account (as well as your own social media) to share your process publicly, though you can be as private as you want without pressure of outcome
This DIY will run from 14 December 2020 – 11 January 2021, participants will need to be available for collective online sessions on the evenings of Monday 14 December, Monday 28 January and Monday 11 January.
This DIY is open to all interested in the subject of intimacy at all levels and who are open to exploring this creatively in any format or practice. Centring self-defined marginalised bodies, especially those who do not meet heteronormative white cis centric ableist imposed norms.
To apply follow this link and answer the following questions:
Tell us about yourself… 100 words
What is your interest in this subject and what would you like to explore? 150 words
What can you share on the subject of intimacy? 300 words
What would you like to get out of this workshop? 150 words
Video/audio applications are also accepted and should be sent via WeTransfer to [email protected]
Raju Rage is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival. Based in London and working beyond, they explore the spaces and relationships between dis/connected bodies, theory and practice, text and the body and aesthetics and the political substance. Their performative works have centred intimacy and acts of care. Raju has a theirstory in activism, self and collective organised queer/ transgender/ people of colour movements and creative projects in London and beyond from which their politics and works draw on and from.
A list of the artist development workshops being run as part of DIY 2020.
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