Collective Shimmering- an intimate space held by The Iridescent Institute of Desire (IID)

November 2023

The Iridescent Institute of Desire (IID) hosts a moment for sharing thoughts upon collaborative processes through a queer~crip lens.

For this occasion Angelo Custodio, Arthur Guilleminot and Pedro Matias will be holding space through practices of listening and embodiment.

“For crip time is broken time. […] It insists that we listen to our bodyminds so closely, so attentively, in a culture that tells us to divide the two and push the body away from us while also pushing it beyond its limits. Crip time means listening to the broken languages of our bodies, translating them, honoring their words.” (in Six ways of looking at crip time, Ellen Samuels)

The Iridescent Institute of Desire is an artist-run research network, focused on decomposing the notion of stable structures and (re)imagine collaboration from the perspective of an eternal event of ‘desiring’. It acknowledges change and interdependence as parts of a process and wants to propose shapeshifting viscoelastic trans*formative structure(s). The IID is particularly interested in looking into alternative ways of being, thriving and shimmering and to simultaneously facilitate spaces that socialise desire and conflict, share knowledge and develop kinship. IID has been developing transformative methodologies of care and irisation based on somatic listening, supported softness and pleasure acting, away from patriarchal modes of socialisation. To desire is to be in ‘touch’ and touch the ‘other’: to trouble the self.



Angelo Custodio

Arthur Guillemino t

Pedro Matias