Performance Workshop: Mimetics of Love

Open call

Qasim Riza Shaheen is a Manchester-based visual artist and writer who works across performance, installation, film, photography, and with audience as participants.  His work explores various ways of sharing memories and enters the fragile architecture of the space between people.

As part of the research process for a forthcoming new commission for Asia Triennial Manchester 2018, Qasim wishes to invite those comfortable with live performance to join him in a one-day devised workshop. The purpose will be to perform and explore memories of love through staging selfies and lip-syncing with music and spoken word, both solo and in collaboration with other group members.

The workshop will take place on Sun 1 Jul and will have a capacity of 10 participants.

Want to take part?

We invite you to submit a short video introduction rather than an email of no more than 3 minutes in length. Please introduce yourself, tell us something of your creative background, and give one reason why you share similar interests to Qasim’s practice.

If you do not have the means to send a video introduction, you may email an application instead, with a limit of 750 words. Please also include a recent front-facing, head-and-shoulders photograph.

Email with the subject heading ‘Mimetics of Love’. Deadline for applications is Mon 25 June 2018.