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Norm, Normal, Normative: What is it? How do these notions differ from each other? How can
they affect artistic production? In this workshop we will explore representations of normativity,
as well as social and pedagogical structures where we find both the reproduction and fissures of
During the five days we will look at what is in our closest proximity and use that as inspiration
to come up with characters and stories. We will also watch and read films and texts that take
normality as a starting point, either by describing it, problematizing it, or breaking away from it.
Writing Exercise – Fishing for Characters:
1. Whose story?
3. Who or what Else?
4. Constructing a sense of place
Play (118 min, 2011) by Ruben Östlund
Extreme Private Eros Love Song 1974 (98 min, 1974) by Kazuo Hara
Regretters (60 min, 2010) by Marcus Lindeen
Hold Me Tight Let Me Go (100 min, 2007) by Kim Longinotto
“Doing Justice to Someone” by Judith Butler
“What is Critique” by Michel Foucault
“Jackie” & “The Wall” from Princess Plays by Elfriede Jelinek