Works with Live Art Denmark
2010: “Talk” lecture at Samtalekøkken
2018: Residency in collaboration with Statens Teaterskole
“Talk” was a hugely entertaining lecture on Joshua’s own development as an artist and some of the projects he realised that he presented at Samtalekøkken in October 2010.
In a collaboration between Live Art Denmark and Statens Teaterskole we invited him back for a residence in January and February 2018. During this stay, he offered his coaching program called Coaching Conversations to artists. It offered an opportunity for artists to ‘rethink’, ‘progress’, and ‘unblock’ their practice during a one-to-one conversation with Joshua, who is also a accredited Relational Dynamics Coach.
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.
About the Artist
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.
More info on Joshuas’s website.