Mari Keski-Korsu is a post-disciplinary artist and researcher who explores resilience and how ecological changes manifest in everyday life. The work is based on collaborations with different kinds of communities and species. Her medium of expression is a hybrid combination of participatory performance, visual and live art. Her current practice for several years is focused on inter-species communication and hydrobodily care to possibly enable empathy towards whole ecosystems. She is interested in intersections in between art, activism and science from permaculturic and ecofeminist perspectives. Currently, she is an artist member of an art&science team working in Abisko Scientific Research Station in the Subarctic investigating the implications of Anthropocene in sensorial ritualisations related eg. to permafrost. Since spring 2021, she is a doctoral candidate to study towards Doctor of Arts degree in Aalto University‘s School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Art and Media.
She has been collaborating with Bioart Society for a decade.
She holds a MA from University of Arts and Design Helsinki (Medialab) and BA in visual arts from Polytechnic of Western Lapland.
Current activities can be found here:
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)