Un-straightening, leaking and oozing towards queer entanglement, through an embodied practice of sweating.
Deadline for applications: 2pm, Thursday 20 June
This DIY is supported by Scottish Sculptre Workshop
Honing in on sweating as a bodily function and as a process found in nature, this DIY will cultivate an embodied practice of dyke/queer resistance through observing and experiencing the act of sweating.
Over 3 days, we will consider collective sweat. Through sauna sittings, impulse writings, long walks, nature observations, deep thinking, and working with our hands to build ceramic vessels, we will get closer to thinking about the how liquids transform, intermingle and are exchanged in the natural world and how we might embody this process.
SWEAT is responsive to the dramatic changes we have been seeing in our global weather systems. Like disrupted weather patterns, dykes and queers are misdirected, shut down and experience an attempted ‘straightening out’ by pervasive heteronormative culture. Through these workshops, sweat stained armpits and leaking groins, damp arse cracks and clammy palms are eruptions of resistance to and healings from the straight channels of influence.
This DIY offers the opportunity to detox, sweat and breath each others’ bodily fluids in a moment of calm and queer healing.
This DIY is open to folk who are dykes, queer or bi; this includes cis, trans, gender non-conforming and intersex folk who have dyke sentiments. Proposed participants would share the notion that it is important for dykes and queers to have space to leak, sweat and engage in environmental conversations. We intend for this DIY to find healing and growth between our queer bodies and the landscape, to take the experience into our own practices and future collaborations.
We welcome applications from artists at any level of experience and from all practices and disciplines. Artists do not have to have a practice focused on ecology, or water systems, but they should have a keen interest in environmental issues and finding new avenues to engage with our ecosystems
To apply for this DIY please fill out the form via the link below
Dates: 17 – 21 October 2019 – arrival on Thursday 17 October by 3pm, leaving Monday 21 October, morning
Location: Scottish Sculpture Workshop
This DIY is free and travel costs up to a total value of £75 will be covered. Simple, shared accommodation on site at SSW will be provided for the DIY dates of Thursday 17 – Sunday 21 October.
We will also provide daily evening meals, which participants will prepare and eat together.
Food for lunches, snacks and breakfasts will not be included.
Scottish Sculpture Workshop are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming workspace, free from physical and social barriers. The site has a good degree of level access for wheelchair users, with wide doorways and site lines throughout the main building. With the exception of one building, all the resources on site are fully wheelchair accessible. Please note there are a number of changes in levels and ground surfaces, which may make movement around the site challenging for some, including those who are visually impaired.
The accommodation is not currently wheelchair accessible, but we will find alternative accommodations if needed. Please note this in your application. In our wood, metal and casting workshops we have a variety of different workstations at differing heights. Visitors with access requirements will work closely with our team to ensure they are set up in a comfortable and safe working environment for their specific needs. The site can be noisy on weekdays, with machinery operating at a loud volume. We understand this could be distressing for some and have safe, quiet spaces available if any visitor finds this overwhelming.
Our toilets have a good level of access and are wheelchair accessible. If you have any suggestions, questions or requirements relating to access, please get in touch with [email protected] and we will make every effort to support you to visit. We are also listed on Euan’s Guide.
Edythe is a live artist with an interdisciplinary practice which draws on visual art, film and theatre. Described as “Surreal and sassy as fuck” (Great SEXpectations) Edythe’s work confuses the glamorous and the grotesque. Edythe uses physical endurance and the body as sculpture to create dreamlike, visceral and playfully political performances that foreground queer feminist narratives. Edythe has two full-length solo shows Did You Get That From Your Mother?(SPILL Festival, Buzzcut, Camden People’s Theatre, The Marlborough) and FISHY (NEXT Festival, Steakhouse Live, LAB, The Cube) and also performs on the queer club scene as drag king, Manly Stanley.
For questions about this DIY, please contact the artist.
Banner image credit:
Image credit: the artist
Professional development projects – BY artists FOR artists – across the UK.
Parading for the right to be unfixed, letting surfaces slip and slide, transgressing horizons, bodies, identities and worldsRead more
A residential workshop for multi-racial performance people on an island in the English Channel.Read more
Two day experiment at performance production by shy people and performance writing by bad spellers.Read more
Learn to build and program wearable sensors for use in sound based live art.Read more
A playfully theatrical DIY for trans, intersex, non-binary and genderqueer artists exploring notions of realness through the desires of a wooden puppet to be “a real boy”.Read more
A weekend of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing.Read more
Writing down and getting someone else to perform performances that can not or should not be written down and given to someone else to perform.Read more
A two-day workshop on the art of sharing in collaborative encounters for artists in the North West.Read more
A weekend of intercultural grocery shopping, culinary adventures and sharing stories about ingredients, journeys, migration, nationality and material culture.Read more
Creating a connection practice based on karaoke and daydreaming and oversharing and shared chipsRead more
3 day immersive workshop, exploring the body, ancestral memory and the land. To liberate creative actions towards a Decolonised Future.Read more
Exploring artist responses to Jewishness and antisemitism by spending Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest) together.Read more
Are you feeling fed up and pissed off? Are you confused and overwhelmed? Are you isolated and unfulfilled? Are you ready to welcome ART into your life? THE CULT WELCOMES YOU.Read more
Reimagining Scale, Ambition and Access for Monsters in Performance, through the lens of Feminist Sci-FiRead more
Between climate breakdown, austerity and Brexit, the UK is facing its greatest political crisis in decades. What place is there for artists within the UK’s political institutions?Read more
Pack your cases, ready to embark on a Dark Romance of the ageing self, Exploring, releasing and adoring the inner GILFRead more
exploring acts of self care we have to perform in publicRead more