In challenging power structures, my focus is on I kroywara I.
I have devised this concept for I walk with you, you walk with I, in pursuit to alter violent and as imaginary to encounters aternative forms of An Other. This can lead to emotional and ethical tension. However, I believe that performing within the context of the communal and aiming at local knowledge transforms these tensions into strength.
Koiwara is a ritual performed by mothers and children. This term is used for agricultural practices of an indigenous community in the Caribbean, known as Kariña. After moshiro – preparation by the whole community – each Kariña family proceeds with koiwara: the re-burning of wood piles that are insufficiently burned. My creative practices specifically identify with event’s significance to nature, culture, and networks.