My inspiration comes from ‘koiwara’. A term and practice of the Kariña, a Caribbean indigenous community, related to agriculture preparation. I identify with event’s significance to nature, culture, and networks.
The ritual is particularly performed by mothers and children. After the first preparation with the whole community, known as ‘moshiro’, during ‘koiwara’ each family proceeds with re-burning wood piles of remnants on their land.
In pursuit to alter violent, I use I kroywara I. Devising this concept for I walk with you, you walk with I relates to encounters with any form of An Other – which can lead to pragmatic, emotional, and ethical tension. To transform this tension into strength, I focus on the communal.