Curated selection by Eva Karczag

September 2022

For our series ‘Curated by’, we invited Eva Karczag, Independent Dance Artist and guest teacher on the Dance Artist BA at ArtEZ, to make a selection from APRIA’s archives.

These days, I, like many others, have rhizomes on my mind—not just fungi and the natural world,  
but the interconnectedness of the different systems within our bodies,  
the ways our actions ripple out to touch those near and far—social, political, environmental…  
the life of the matter we’re composed of, the mind we inhabit,  
the spirit and intention that drives the ways we treat ourselves and interact with others.  
 
As artists, who tend to be seers and seekers, our task is important—through our work  
to engage with the trouble, to speak  
about past and present, to envision   
futures. 
 
What if our future were inclusive, restorative, and non-violent;  
what if we all had time and space  
to listen and touch consciously, with empathy and consideration,  
to practice our vulnerability as part of our strengths,  
to be willing to be in process.  
 
Our stories and art reveal our struggles and joys, the myriad ways we create and live our lives.    
 
As artists, we can choose to be pockets of resistance. 
 
The selection of work I’ve chosen this month, shows the infinite ways we describe where we have been, are, and are headed.  
They hold visions and approaches that can help shape who we will be and how we will be held in the matrix of the interconnectedness of life. 

Curated selection by Eva Karczag:


Bio

Eva Karczag is a guest teacher on the Dance Artist BA at ArtEZ University of the Arts and an independent dance artist who practices, teaches, and advocates for explorative methods of dance making. She performs solo and collaborative work internationally and her collaborations bridge diverse disciplines such as writing, video, music and visual art. She has danced with leading groups in the field of experimental dance, including the Trisha Brown Dance Company (1979-85). Her teaching experience spans the range of major colleges, studios and organizations, private practice and individual mentoring throughout the USA, Europe and Australia. She was on the faculty of the European Dance Development Center (EDDC), Arnhem (1990-2002). She has an MFA degree (Dance Research Fellow) from Bennington College, VT, USA. Both her performance and teaching are informed by dance improvisation (Release Technique and Contact Improvisation) and mindful body practices including Ideokinesis, Taiji/Qigong and Alexander Technique (ACAT certified teacher). The New York Judson dance revolution of the 1960-70s has been profoundly influential, giving her a passion for creative process and experimentation.