Politics of Intimacy in Practice was an online DIY led by the artist Raju Rage, and supported by ]performance s p a c e[.
The basis for the DIY was a ‘care package’ devised by Raju Rage, as well as guided prompts, self initiated engagement, collective conversations, activities and personal research.
We are pleased to make the care package available here, priced on a sliding scale of £1 - £3. You will be emailed a download link shortly after completing checkout. All proceeds go to the artist.
Responses to the DIY, made by Raju and participating artists, may be found on LADA's website.
The DIY focussed on processes in a non judgemental environment where participants could bring our authentic selves and hold space for each other, whether through chronic illness, disability, Covid 19, exhaustion, states of being overwhelmed or restless, as well as various marginalised identities.
Counter to the hierarchy and performativity of art industries and the social worlds we survive, resist and exist in, we set out to think~feel through s/pace, what we need in order to live and create and the boundaries we need to set for ourselves and each other whilst doing so. Negotiating self and collective care, inspired by our talismans and wisdom resources, our inherited and learned rituals of care, rigour, rest and reflection.
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