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SEMINAR ON EXPERIENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERMENT IN ARTISTIC RESEARCH
Asko ja Esko – sali, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
Artists and makers negotiate and sustain their identities and existences through their practices in spite of the challenges they face. These narratives reveal how the qualities of life and work environments impact their art practices. Just as art-making offers ways to ‘work through’ particular life challenges, narratives offer ways to make sense of difficult circumstances. Narratives of empowerment and care come about through art practices, making and storytelling, offering women ways to cope with their realities and come to terms with the marginalities that they encounter.
Art is a medium that enables the shaping of identities of marginalised women, while it also serves as a tool to process relationships within the communities they live in. Female artists may move from one role to another, be it spouse, mother, researcher, professional, teacher, artist, maker or friend. As a result, they are continuously navigating identities and marginalities as a means to cope within their communities. This seminar will discuss how art and narratives function in social realms and what role stories play in socially sustaining artists and their making practices.
Nithikul Nimkulrat: Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn
Jaana Erkkilä: University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
Eija Timonen: University of Lapland, Rovaniemi