Szymon Adamczak (PO/NT)
How do we support artists who understand themselves or their work as queer? What kind of professional communication about their practice is relevant to them? How can we reposition and reframe ways of offering feedback to support, nourish and empower individuals as much as the communities and ecologies of exchange they are part of?
In this talk, Szymon will bring into perspective insights from long-term engagement with queering artistic feedback organized by a platform In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities in the context of Amsterdam University of the Arts. In a communal setting, with two cohorts of queer, trans and non-binary artists and researchers from Amsterdam, we have been exploring theories and methodologies of queering performance feedback. Our approach promotes a sense of caring co-learning community that brings queer-feminist principles to work, while resisting extractive and identitarian tendencies in education.
This event is a collaboration between Reykjavík Dance Festival and The Iceland University of the Arts.
About the artist
Szymon Adamczak (PL/NL) is a dramaturg, writer, theatre and performance maker working across disciplines. He has a vital interest in HIV-related culture and transnational queer activism. Alum of DAS Theatre and a current fellow of THIRD, a program for artist-researchers offered by DAS Research. Szymon is interested in the transformative potential of encounters, empowerment by queer-ing pedagogy and the proximity of artistic practice and civic engagement. Together with Elioa Steffen, he is bi-vocally running In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities (IPOP), a platform exploring how educational institutions can better foster queer artists and practices.