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Mari Keski-Korsu (mkk) is a transdisciplinary artist. She explores how ecological and socio-economical changes manifest in everyday life. The work is based on collaborations with different kinds of communities, individuals and species. Her current practice is focused on inter-species communication and creating emphatic environments to enable empathy towards whole ecosystems. She is interested in relations in between art, activism, politics and science from permaculturic and ecofeminist perspectives. The practice can be for example interventions, documentary, performance, virtual worlds and installations. The works has been exhibited in Europe and in several other countries around the world. She collaborates with artist groups, researchers as well as organises and curates different types of projects. She is one of the artists of ‘Frontiers in Retreat‘, a 5-year international collaboration project constructed around artist residencies. She holds a MA from University of Arts and Design Helsinki (Medialab) and BA in visual arts from Polytechnic of Western Lapland. In 2016, she co-directed Pixelache Festival 2016 – ‘Interfaces for Empathy’.

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)

 

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