Photo credit : Amy Rosa Photo credit : Scott Cadenhead
In this conversation Nima and Amy discussed how being pointedly observed and discussed in social discourse impacts a grounded sense of somatic and emotional self and how this affects their practice and performance work. They explored concerns around mental exhaustion and the frustration that comes from trying to manage hostility faced by those occupying multiple forms of targeted discrimination. They shared ideas on how to find a path through existing in these truths whilst living in a world that perpetuates prejudice and bigotry.
This event has BSL interpretation and closed captions throughout.
The Catalytic Conversations programme invites two dance artists to join in conversation to explore their practice, their experience and anything else they would like to discuss together, and opens the doors for us to listen in. Dance Base has a long standing commitment to embracing international exchange and while one of the artsits will be based in Scotland the other will be based outside of the UK. All conversations will be hosted online and run for 60 minutes with space for 30 minutes of questions from the audience. We look forward to welcoming you along!
Amy Rosa is an award-winning cross-disciplinary artist based in Fife, making work about her experience of existing as a chronically ill queer working-class Disabled fat femme. Her practice focuses on creating surreal immersive environments, using ritual movement and themes emerging from witchcraft and silence to play with perception of time and to shift prejudiced ideas of peripheral experiences.
Award-winning artist Nima Séne grew up mainly between Berlin (Germany) and Wellington (New Zealand). They are Afro- (Senegalese) German. Nima’s practice is rooted in uncovering complexity and parody within stereotypes and mainstream media portrayals of cultural identity. Nima identifies as a queer Black womxn. Their practice is rooted in embracing a sense of belonging with the unknown and unseen.
Supported by Creative Scotland with funding from Scottish Government.