Sonic Intimacies and Queer Resonances: TRANS*PERFORMATIVITY: An Anatomy of Identity

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Join artist AURA for a workshop aimed at trans* people, who are interested in exploring notions of identity and fluid states of the body.

This workshop will take place over two days, 14th and 15th October 3-6 pm.

How to history and transpose our experience? The workshop will focus on processes of internalisation and self-discovery. And then transform memories into movement - of the body, of words, of objects - while deconstructing and restructuring who we are.

No artistic training is necessary and a safe space will be provided where each participant can share and/or listen to different experiences, elaborate their life story and transcribe it into an artistic contribution using different materials and materialities.

*Trans includes anyone within the transgender spectrum (trans men, trans women, non-binary people, androgynous, demiboy, demigirl, two-spirit, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, intersex, gender non-conforming, drag kings, drag queens, crossdressers, transvestites, gender questioning people, etc.)

This event is part of Sonic Intimacies and Queer Resonances, a programme that explores sonics' transformational qualities and materialises as a series of encounters, as an ensemble of notes and voices, a score to imagine new possibilities of thinking the multidirectional and multilinear pasts and futures. It looks into the embodied and affective connections that arise from encounters across sound waves, an intimacy predicted not by physical proximity but by the commitment to articulating the dynamics of how bodies and voices interact and relate. Bringing together practices that build and tie together politics of representation and sparked a method of listening that centres queer sonic intimacies across time and space.

About the event

Free. Limited Capacity.

Booking is required.

Seating is available.


Find information about getting here and our building access and facilities here.

Speakers will use microphones.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750.

AURA is a transdisciplinary artist. Her work includes “The Transformation of the World” (2022, Municipal Galleries of Lisbon. 2023, Mala Voadora) and “7 ≈ 8” (2021, Maia Contemporary Art Biennial. 2022, The Place, Migration Matters Festival, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Quinzena de Dança de Almada, Mala Voadora, Centre for Live Art Yorkshire. 2023, Rua das Gaivotas 6, Nottingham Contemporary). Holds a MA in Performance Making by Goldsmiths and a BA in Fine Arts and Intermedia by ESAP and Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

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