Curated selection by Eva Karczag
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
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:
- Communication as a Radical Tool in Times of Societal Shift: On (Re)Evaluating Truyly Listening, by Els Cornelis
- Future Justice: An Inquiry into the Way Things Are/Were/Should be
- Loved Clothes Last, by Orsola de Castro
- Feminist Internet Research is Messy, by Nyx McLean