Residency 1.1 / 22
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by Theo Ilichenko

Monday, 23 May, 2022 - 14:21

Residency 1.1 / 22

26 May 2022 - 13:21

With and by Chartreuse, Camille Jemelen, Iokasti Kyriaki Zografou Mantzakidou, Theo Ilichenko

Throughout the past years, the politics of care has become one of the central polylogues across many art and community circles, including a growing interest in ‘queer care practices’ and 'queer intimacy' through dance and performance making. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this conversation and its practices even more urgent. Gathering together almost 3 years ago, we started sharing our ongoing research where we attempt to inhabit, shapeshift and question embodied dialogues of care and affection and the channels that these can fuel. Against the background of the current war in Ukraine, it feels important to ask ourselves, what are ‘queer care practices’ in times of war and crisis? Do they still exist when one confronts the limits of one’s own and others’ humanity? How do we show up for each other and create temporary inner shelters, when there are no others available? Can practices and intuitive knowledges of marginalized minorities around coping with trauma have broader relevance and be shared as transferable skills of solidarity and community making?

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