Inom de olika delarna av mina kreativa utforskningar tillsammans med Karum-Creevagh, såsom Moving the Ship, Dowsing for Eels, Articulating Thresholds, (www.experimentalheritage.com) är jag intresserad av processen att "öppna cirkeln" genom att medvetandegöra kända mönster somatiskt inombords, och genom olika system och nätverk. Min kroppsbaserade undersökning av rörelse innebär att stimulera nya vägar, rumsligt, multitemporalt och koreografiskt, genom att kreativt "öppna cirkeln" för att det okända ska kunna möjliggöra förändring i riktning mot en oviss framtid. Dessa ritningar, gjorda med kol och vatten, är endast en av flera aspekter av utforskningarna. Arbetet avslutades i samband med ett residensuppehåll knutet till Karum-Creevagh vid The Burren College of Art, Co. Clare, i december 2019.
‘Opening the Circle’ Drawings.
Through the different strands of my creative research with Karum-Creevagh, such as Moving the Ship, Dowsing for Eels, Articulating Thresholds, (www.experimentalheritage.com) I’m interested in a process of ‘opening the circle’: through becoming aware of known patterns somatically within, and through systems and networks. My embodied movement inquiry is to stimulate new pathways, spatially, multitemporally and choreographically by creatively ‘opening the circle’ for the unknown to become the potential for change, towards an indeterminate future. These drawings, black charcoal and water rubbings are just one aspect of that inquiry. Work completed during a Karum-Creevagh residency at the Burren College of Art, Co. Clare, Dec. 2019.
Maria Kerin, artist-curator and choreographer
My movement-based arts practice provokes and informs a translocal artist-curatorial and choreographic practice, manifesting into drawings, performances and peer-to-peer networks and systems to support collaborations presently in Ireland, Estonia and Sweden, in an interdisciplinary practice without borders.
I am particularly interested in facilitating and creating through deep listening, sensing time through the multi-temporal body and revealing memories through awareness/presence as an embodied creativity process and ethical inquiry, informed through somatic principles which support my practice concerned with our relationships with nature and consciousness.
For example, see my blog mariakerin.blogspot.com, page 'Post domestic: The future is the Forest", cultural heritage research with Helle Kvamme, Sweden, from 2016 on.
Since 2017 I've been working on translocal, transdisciplinary collaborations in experimental heritage, with Professor Bodil Petersson of Linneaus University and members of Experimental Heritage Network, Sweden. This has led to us forming Karum-Creevagh; 16 artists, archaeologists and ecologists from Ireland and Sweden, collaborating and creating, connecting the past and the present, concerned with our future.
This includes an ongoing practice with Kristina Kvamme, Sweden, since August 2019, linking through parallel walking experiences and sharing images and text live online weekly.
Articulating Thresholds, 2020, in collaboration with Rachel Sweeney, is a movement based exploration both online and in studio, generating a creative inquiry into soft devotion to radical change with community participation and body mapping sacred sites.
See www.experimentalheritage.com for a detailed archive of artworks that I’ve contributed to including: ‘Moving the Ship’ and ‘Dowsing for Eels’ as well as workshops, residencies and symposiums I’ve curated.
See Outrider Artists.wix.com for more info on local rural networks and cross-cultural sharing, pre 2016.