P*D*A* in its current manifestation is excited by the potential of radical empathy as an imaginative prism. A prism creating a spectrum of possibilities to find new tools of action and awareness. How can the visual and performative literacy of art be shared and used collectively among artists, activists, researchers, and the general public to navigate the swiftly changing social and political climate?
P*D*A* insists on continuously asking: Can radical empathy allow us to counteract the paralyzing apathy and sense of ennui that is rampantly on the rise? How can radical empathy instrumentalize upon cynicism and irony to be used as discerning tools for humor that punches up and not down? Can radical empathy be deployed as a strategy through which we investigate how to be aware and socially responsible? How do we counteract apathy and feeling unable, scared, or too vulnerable to join in a direct process? Can radical empathy be practiced and become a method by which we examine racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism, islamophobia, homophobia, violence and hate?
P*D*A* has collaborated since 2017. They are informed by queer feminist performance art, street/guerilla theater, agitprop and Speakers’ Corners as well as by the differing contexts from which the members identify (Korea, USA, Brazil, Sweden and Denmark).
The initiators of P*D*A* are artists and educators Kjell Caminha, MC Coble, Andreas Engman and Jeuno Kim.
The Exhibition is in Transit vol.1 features contributions from Cédric Fauq, Cosmos Carl, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jade Foster, Martí Manen, P*D*A*, Tal Gilad and Winnie Herbstein.
The Exhitbion is in Transit : Jade Foster
Ephemeral Care focuses on ethics, practice and strategies in artist-led and self-organised projects.