I'm so honoured to welcome Irina, Audrey and Sophia to Ways Residency. They are meeting for the first time IRL after months of work in the digital world forming their collective. Bio: кривой קאָלעקטיװ (krivoy kolektiv) —- We are a queer, post-Soviet Jewish artist collective. We root in radical ancestral hxstories to deassimilate and re-envision Jewish diasporic traditions, in opposition to settler colonialism and white supremacy.
It's so nice to have Teresa Silon ( @te_silon ) at Ways this week. Tereza Silon is an activist, facilitator and interdisciplinary artist with a strong base in physical practices, performance, embodied thinking. She came to Ways to write about the vegetal, plants' multiple connotations and connections to human bodies and histories. First days she's been flirting with the cemeteries as places of growth and presence of vegetal virility, grief and the eros. She thinks queered contexts of social and natural ecologies and attempts to re-formulate relationships and to dignify different types of less acknowledged forms of labour, returning to the idea of the value of generative pleasure and reading (through) body/ies in contexts. . About embodied writing she says: ''I only ever realize and can trully think when I move - whatever that means. Circulating. And yet I have so much trouble accepting this truth sometimes. And again - it is such a privilege to gain access to time and space and permision within our society to move, to think, as a full range. Truths - changeable and processual. The centralized linear thinking as a sole practice of knowing/thinking is a trap. The vulnerability to embody and to watch other (human or other-than-human) bodies as innately alive, erotic, injurable, pleasurable, socialized, holding, allowing. Slippery relational being. Knowing in a process. Knowing as a process.
Hiiiii!! Today I'm lucky to welcome T.B to Ways Residency. “T.B. Grennan’s short fiction has been published in Brokelyn, Construction Literary Magazine, Digital Americana, The Seventh Wave, and White Stag Journal, as well as “Spaces We Have Known,” an anthology of LGBT fiction. He grew up in Vermont, received his MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia, and lives in Brooklyn.
I'm so happy to welcome Madi O'Carroll to Ways for the next fortnight. 🐈🙌 I make it because I want to share it with you. At the end of my process you are waiting for me. Madi is a queer actor and theatre-maker from Ireland who sees art activism as essential in her creative work. Madi is currently looking to explore new formats for how gender, sexuality and perceptions of identity shape and are shaped by our work. She's in the early stages of writing/researching a piece that explores Western perceptions and exercises of freedom, particularly with a view of deconstructing the heteronormative, capitalist lens through which most of these perceptions are viewed. As a queer woman Madi is fascinated by these structures; where they come from, how they harm us and what the experience is for those who reject them. She is passionate about politicised story-telling and bringing forward-facing queer perspectives and experiences to theatre. During her residency is Ways she will be focusing on writing and devising dialogues between audience and performer, exploring alternative styles and approaches to story-telling and mapping out scripts to be improved and developed with fellow queer performers upon her return home to Dublin.
Missing @holnaplanyok! Thanks for jamming @waysresidency Follow then for concert details. Next gig 8 January in Budapest and 24 in Szeged.
I met Lena watching their band Lonesome Hot Dudes and local hearthtobs Holnaplányok and then they came for a residency! Lena is a musician and social worker from Austria, based in Vienna. They play in several bands such as Just Friends and Lovers, Lonesome Hot Dudes, Lime Crush, Bosna, Goldsoundz and Pulpa, performing on drums, bass guitar, guitar, keys and vocals. Lenz also likes to draw comics now and then, and is working with teenagers. They were also organizing feminist Jam sessions and working with the pink noise girls rock camps. They are now also druming in the project „Losing Oil“, having it's origins in a residency in ways house in Gyula in November 2019.
Good morning! Welcome to Ways @indiraallegra ! I'm thrilled to have you here. See Indira's statement below: Memorial as a genre is vital for its ability to hold the tension which grief creates inside crafted objects, spaces and rituals. Indira Allegra is re-imagining what a memorial can feel like, the scale on which it can exist and how it can function through the practices of performance, sculpture and installation. Deeply informed by the ritual, relational and performative aspects of weaving, Allegra explores the repetitive crossing of forces held under tension be they material, social or emotional. Their work has been featured in exhibitions at Museum of Art and Design, The Arts Incubator in Chicago, John Michael Kholer Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Mills College Art Museum, Weinberg/Newton, Museum of the African Diaspora, The Alice Gallery and SOMArts among others. Their commissions include performances for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland and SFJAZZ Poetry Festival. Allegra’s work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, Art Journal, KQED and Surface Design Magazine. She has been the recipient of the Artadia Award, Tosa Studio Award, Windgate Craft Fellowship and Jackson Literary Award and has received support from the Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant, MAP Fund and Queer Cultural Center. Indira has been a visiting artist at Southern Denmark University and Mills College and is a former Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University, Shelly Osborne visiting artist at UC Berkeley and Lia Cook Jacquard artist in residence at the California College of the Arts. She is a triennial 2019-2022 Montalvo Art Center Sally and Don Lucas Artist Fellow. 📷: Decommissioned Spaces: What to Do When You Don't Know What To Do' (2019)
I'm so happy to welcome the lastest artist to @waysresidency Karolina Brobeck from Sweden! Follow her @karolinabrobeck and read their statement below. I am a feminist and an autodidact ceramicist from Malmö, Sweden. I need to work to feel alive, and working with clay gives me the sense of an endless progress forward, making me feel in tune with myself and a sometimes seemingly hopeless world. Maybe it is partly due to me having Asberger’s syndrome, or maybe it is just my own version of something we all need: purpose. I have participated in exhibitions in London, Paris and Malmö. I have previously worked as a documentary filmmaker and as a chef. 2nd image 📷 credit to Petra Bindel, styling by Emma Perssson Lagerberg.
Hello. I'm so proud to introduce the new artist resting and working at Ways! Follow them at @iirisu Hi! My name is Iiris Silvola and I’m a 24-year old visual artist from Finland. I’m a painter but I also make prints and work as a tattoo artist. People are the main topic in my work: through portraits I handle themes like loneliness, identity and feminism. I get my inspiration both from the history and the popular culture. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. I study currently art history at Åbo Akademi University.