Adam Seid Tahir

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A person resting their head on ther knuckle wearing a durag in a blue lit room.

Hi! My name is Adam Seid Tahir (they/them). This is my temporary website while working on the full version coming out soon. Here you can read a bit about my most recent work 'several attempts at braiding my way home'. In case you want to know more about my two upcoming projects 'EMBRACE' (2024) and 'siren' (2025) just send me an email. My contact details are at the bottom of this page.

most recent work

several attempts at braiding my way home

several attempts at braiding my way home

A person lying on their stomach in a blue lit room with their leg up in the air like if it was a fin. A person braiding their hair into a long weave in a warmly lit room with an orange tint.

several attempts at braiding my way home

several attempts at braiding my way home

42 min

Video excerpt

Shifting between labor and speculative proposals ”several attempts at braiding my way home” insists on fiction as a tool for quaking potential and finding opportunities for recovery and belonging. The performance swims with the Clymene dolphins who defy understandings of heritage. It listens to the walruses who trust their hair for navigation. ”several attempts at braiding my way home” is a collection of strategies for creating home in an afro-nordic landscape. Braiding hair, fusing bones, growing fins. It is a heatwave and a longing for home.

Upcoming dates

Previous dates

  • Choreographers: Amina Seid Tahir & Adam Seid Tahir
  • Initiated and performed by: Adam Seid Tahir
  • Dramaturg: Lydia Östberg Diakité
  • Music: Crystallmess
  • Hair-costume: Malcolm Marquez
  • Costume: Amina Seid Tahir
  • Lighting: Jonatan Winbo
  • Tour producers: Johnson & Bergsmark
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Supported by Kulturrådet, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, MARC, Riksteaterns Produktionsresidens för dans 2021


Adam Seid Tahir (they/them) is a choreographer and creative technologist. Their two roles involve crafting performative work and designing/developing websites. These practices also merge and expand into writing texts, making video installations, 3D animation and crafting sensor-based instruments.

Adam uses speculative imagination as a tool of resistance and centers their work around creating loud and immersive black queer fiction. They are interested in mythological figures, daydreaming and crafting affective machines. These interests often intersect through water, where they take the shape of sirens, waterfalls and submerged transatlantic communication cables.

In their latest works Adam keeps returning to the practice of braiding hair. Both its traditional meaning with its ancestral social traditions and through the expanded idea of braiding as a method for working together. In the latter notion Adam has recently collaborated with Amina Seid Tahir and the collective EMBRACE (consisting of Lydia Östberg Diakité, Meleat Fredriksson and themself).

They have presented their work in contexts including: Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2023 (BE), New Sh*t @ Dansehallerne 2022 (DK), Emergentia 2022 (CH), Batard 2022 (BE), My Wild Flag 2021 (SE) and Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2020 (HR). They have worked with other artists including: Bambam Frost, Pontus Pettersson, Frederic Gies, Theo Clinkard, Samlingen, Meleat Fredriksson, Lydia Östberg Diakité, Amina Seid Tahir, Paloma Madrid, Eleanor Bauer, Zoë Poluch and Michael Keegan-Dolan. They have studied courses and programs including: Decolonial strategies within art and activism @ Uniarts (SE), Aesthetics @ LTU (SE), Programming for Artists @ Konstfack (SE), Ballet Junior de Geneve (CH) and Royal Swedish Ballet School (SE).


Get in touch if you want to know about my upcoming works EMBRACE (2024) and siren (2025) or if you'd like to receive video documentation and/or other material.