10, 17 and 24 September and 1, 8 and 15 October 2022: from 10am to 1pm.
20 October 2022: 7pm
Violence pervades queer people, who constantly face the barriers of a social structure which hinders and constrains their subjectivity and free expression of affections and desires. In an era of widespread malaise, this vulnerability intensifies, often leading to a downward spiral of solitude, pathologisation and victimisation that is hard to evade.
Queer Malaise seeks to share and politicise these situations, which isolate people and single them out, through tools that include dialogue, narration, make-up, performance and the collective production of images. By way of a process of active recognition, this study group endeavours to revert the unempowering and isolating effects of malaise, collectively making that which affects us both visible and tangible.
These sessions, designed and coordinated by writer and social worker Izan Parra, and with the participation of Leire de Meer, Andrea Echazarreta, Jonathan Regalado and Álex Silleras, approach these forms of malaise through specific dynamics and different artistic practices, aiming to design different alliances, explore other affections and acknowledge common outlooks.
—With Jonathan Regalado, clinical social worker
—With Álex Silleras, actor, magician and Gestalt therapist
—With Andrea Echazarreta, a special education specialist, creator and founder of Gam Diskuir
—With Leire de Meer, artist
An activity open to the public, whereby the study group’s participants and coordinators discuss the unrest they feel as queer people and the benefits of being part of the group. Body immersion technique and contact by Izan Parra.
—With the study group, inside the framework of Trans October