The systemic violence that pervades the lives of people situated on the margins of the predominant regime of identity and sexuality creates a malaise we recognise as specifically queer.
This open day sees members of the Queer Malaise study group — developed in the Museo across September and October 2022 — share with those in attendance their experience-based and carnal, as well as intellectual and creative, exploration in the preceding weeks. The event, conducted by study group coordinator Izan Parra, aims to critically share the malaise and disturbances that cross our lives. It looks to reveal that which is silenced, while also amplifying and permeabilising the space in which this group has developed, thereby generating a chance to recognise one another as subjects of malaise, as queer subjects, fashioning new encounters and future projects.
Izan Parra is a lecturer, social worker and trans man. He studied at the Complutense University of Madrid before carrying out specialist studies at the Spanish Institute of Clinical Social Work (IETSC). In 2018, he founded Proyecto Rivera, a non-profit association for the empowerment of trans people. As an activist in Madrid’s Marika Movement, his work seeks to stress the importance of visibility for trans people involved in the movement. His trajectory combines activism and social work, and in 2019 he worked with the Museo Reina Sofía in coordinating the Genus Radix project, a study group aimed specifically at trans people or those searching for their gender identity. The project culminated in the piece Volátil (Volatile).