Intravidual: undoing or transforming fixed identities through three modes of listening EN
‘We are the people that celebrate the in-between. Our manifesto is meant for everyone. One who is ‘in-between’ is neither an isolated individual nor part of a collective; one is in-between. Someone who is in-between is called an ‘interdividual’.’
This workshop is inspired by Rosa Menkman’s notion of the interdividual – the self as being always defined in relation to the other – and by post-colonial writer and poet Eduouard Glissant’s concept of Poetics of the Relation. For Glissant, the Relation is radically open and multidirectional; it is connected to a practice of disconnecting and reconnecting. The relation is a site of encounter, between the self and the other, the virtual and the actual, the present moment and the long term.
In this workshop, we explore listening as a force that affects the self, transforming a fixed identity into one that is in-between, one that is intravidual. More specifically, we try to find out what listening could mean, how it can operate, what we listen to and what listens to us in turn. Throughout the day, we explore three different modes of listening: listening through/with the body, listening through/with the mind, and listening through/with the object.
Three guest teachers will lead parts of this workshop:
In en om Rozet, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem