Joshua Sofaer (1972) is an artist who is centrally concerned with modes of collaboration and participation. Often with an irreverent use of humour, he plays with established forms of production, appropriating and reconfiguring the chat show, competition, lecture, or museum display.
He is invited for a residence in January and February 2018 in a collaboration between Liveart.dk and Scenekunstens Efteruddannelse (Statens Teaterskole). During this residence, he offers his coaching programme to artists:
Coaching Conversations is an opportunity for artists to ‘rethink’, ‘progress’, and ‘unblock’ their practice during a one-to-one conversation with artist and PCT accredited Relational Dynamics Coach, Joshua Sofaer. Coaching Conversations uses the principles of coaching to move creative ideas forward. Unlike therapy which tends to look to the past for causes, or tutoring which tends to offer advice, coaching is forward and action focussed. The principle of coaching is that any form of solution imposed from the outside is unlikely to be sustainable and that it is rather the job of the coach to help the coachee find solutions for themselves. Joshua has been using coaching alongside mentoring and peer-to-peer learning to support artists.
Lecture by Joshua Sofaer at Samtalekøkkenet October 2010:
More info at http://www.joshuasofaer.com/