Workshop ‘On Power and Visibility’ by Julius Thissen

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Workshop ‘On Power and Visibility’ by Julius Thissen

May 7 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Julius Thissen

Julius Thissen is invited to give a workshop as a part of the Conference IN{VISIBILITIES, Gender and Photography in the Netherlands, curated by Delphine Bedel and Daria Tuminas for FOTODOK, 7, May 2022.

Julius Thissen is a multidisciplinary artist and artistic researcher based in Arnhem. Their works investigate notions of community and representation, masculinity, sport, and competition.

During the workshop On Power and Visibility they will focus on the relation between transgender and queer representation, (in)visibility and the influence of mainstream media. Which realities, bodies and experiences get shown, how and by whom? How to centralize artistic autonomy and agency? During this workshop Julius will share their artistic work, personal experiences and outcomes of previous community based research projects. 

In their photographic work, originating from their practice as a performance artist, Thissen aims to create narratives that explore the fine line between success and failure. The distinction is closely linked to contemporary performance-driven culture and the influence of social expectations on our behaviour. The work also relates to personal experiences as a genderqueer trans masculine individual. Thissen strongly opposes the constraining and often binary narratives imposed on transgender and queer people. Julius has organised several community based research projects, symposia and exhibitions, bringing together intersectional groups of researchers and artists to investigate ways to make the museum more accessible and inclusive.

This workshop is particularly suited for artistic professionals looking for ways to further develop their understanding of power relations and visibility within the cultural sector.


May 7
10:00 - 12:00
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