Mari Keski-Korsu is a post-disciplinary researcher and artist who explores micro-level manifestations of the ecological polycrisis. Her work is based on multispecies collaborations and the medium of expression is a hybrid combination of participatory performance, visual and live art. Her practice involves intuitive interspecies communication, hydrobodily care in folk healing and walking methodology to acknowledge relationality in ecosystems as sentient ecologies. She is a doctoral researcher (expected 2024) to study towards Doctor of Arts degree in Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Art and Media, supervised by Prof.  Laura Beloff and a part of RAT research group. Her research focuses on multispecies/more-than-human ritualisations in change in the (sub)Arctic and especially the microbial life of permafrost. She is an artist member in interdisciplinary research group working in Abisko Scientific Research Station in Access Abisko program.

Mari’s works have been exhibited internationally for the past 25 years in festivals, galleries, museums and outskirts. She has been collaborating with Bioart Society for over a decade and worked as an artistic director of Pixelache festival. She holds a MA from University of Arts and Design Helsinki (Medialab) and BA in visual arts from Polytechnic of Western Lapland. She is a specialist in steam bathing treatments and ceremonies and teaches traditional sauna practises

Current research activities can be found here:
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Some articles online:
Finding ‘skinship’ with trees‘ by Regine Debatty (we-make-money-not-art blog)
FiR Artist Interviews: Mari Keski-Korsu – Humanity, empathy and alpacas‘ by Tessa Aarniosuo (HIAP)

Photo by Jussi Virkkumaa / Saari Invited Artist Programme, 2023.

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