My Body is a Queer Academy

Followd by My Body is a Queer History Museum and My Body is a Queer Library, My Body is a Queer Academy is conceived for and in working with Helsinki University of Arts’s Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS) master program, as a workshop-based performance proposal. 

My Body is a Queer Academy is a workshop about ‘workshopping’, inviting the artists at LAPS to ‘queer’ the body of academic production and training of their ‘master program.’ They investigate what makes art schools and artist-run schools, reimagine and invent an alternative curriculum for LAPS, proposing ways of learning, embodying cultural politics, and process-orientated knowledge production.

The new/alternative/performative curriculum developed through a 5-day workshop includes:
Negative Space by Tina Jeranko
Whispering Histories by Ladapha Sophonkunkit
Orient-action by Onur Tayranoğlu
Aerobic Reading by Stefanía Ólafsdóttir
Economic translation by Sooyoung Park
Post-translating by Yun-Chen Chang

As a ‘process-oriented production’, workshopping is participatory performance as the process of workshopping knowleage. 
Concep: River Lin
Artistic collaboration and performance: Yun-Chen Chang, Ladapha Sophonkunkit, Sooyoung Park, Stefanía Ólafsdóttir, Tina Jeranko, Onur Tayranoğlu

With the Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS), Helsinki University of Arts. 

12 November, 2022

photo: Antti Ahonen