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.
Saturday, 10 September 2022 – 10am / Nouvel Building, Workshops
What’s Happening to Me? Anti-oppressive Clinical Techniques
—With Jonathan Regalado, clinical social worker
Saturday, 17 September 2022 – 10am / Nouvel Building, Workshops
Can We Pull Malaise out of the Hat? Reconceptualising Pain Through Theatre and Magic
—With Álex Silleras, actor, magician and Gestalt therapist
Saturday, 24 September 2022 – 10am / Nouvel Building, Workshops
What Can I Tell You? A Story. Fanzine Workshop
—With Andrea Echazarreta, a special education specialist, creator and founder of Gam Diskuir
Saturday, 1 October 2022 – 10am / Nouvel Building, Workshops
Do We Narrate Ourselves? Approaching Internal Experiences Through the Plastic Arts
—With Leire de Meer, artist
Saturday, 8 October 2022 – 11am / Nouvel Building, Protocol Room
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.
Saturday, 15 October 2022 – 10am / Nouvel Building, Workshops
Final Conclusions and Farewell
Thursday, 20 October 2022 – 6pm / Nouvel Building, Protocol Room
A Public Activation by the Queer Malaise Study Group
—With the study group, inside the framework of Trans October