Who is art.earth?
art.earth is a Community Interest Company (artdotearth CIC) and works in partnership with many – particularly Dartington and The Centre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World.
Katrina (UK/NL) is an interdisciplinary choreographer working with performance, drawing and digital technology operating across dance and visual art contexts. Recent works include the series of durational drawing performances She’s only doing this: scores, two projects in collaboration with Rosanna Irvine; surface/sphere, a commission for What Festival 2016 by Independent Dance/Siobhan Davies Dance and the performance-installation what remains and is to come presented at venues including Tramway Glasgow, Veem Theater Amsterdam and Sokolowsko Festival Poland. They also produced the artist book what remains and is to come: A Document. Her project Translucent surface/Quiet body exploring the recording of surface contact was developed in residency at L’Animal a l’esquena in Catalonia and disseminated in Performance Research ‘On An/Notations’ (Dec 2015) and the Research Catalogue (2017). These works explore drawing as a choreographic activity and contributed to her recently submitted PhD thesis intersect/surface/body: A Choreographic View of Drawing. She is currently Senior Lecturer Dance and Choreography at Falmouth University.
Mark is a writer and artist operating among textual practices and performance. Recent performances include ‘flat-head self-tapping’ at Barbican, Plymouth (Jan 2015) and Chelsea School of Art (May 2015) and ‘answering machine’ for Experimentica14 at Chapter Cardiff (Nov 2014). Other live works have been presented in Bristol, Plymouth, London and Liverpool. He has been commissioned to write texts to accompany work by artists including Nathan Walker, Katy Connor, Steven Paige, and Low Profile. His critical publications include essays in Open Letter, Performance Research Journal and The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice; a chapter in The Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007); an essay in The Salt Companion to John James (2010), and a chapter in The Life and Work of Thomas MacGreevy: A Critical Reappraisal (2013). He was MA Programme Leader at Dartington College of Arts (2007-2010) and teaches part-time at Falmouth University and Plymouth University. More at markleahy.net
art.earth’s creator and lead is Richard Povall, a sound artist, digital systems designer, consultant and educator and is the Programme Leader for Arts & Ecology at Schumacher College. Recent work includes …and so the search begins, a commission from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, and Teatime(link is external) an installation for National Trust. Recent publications include a chapter in We Assert! the manifesto of CIWEM’s Arts and Environment Network, and he guest edited a special arts and ecology edition of Digital Creativity(link is external) (Routledge). Previously he co-directed dance-theatre company half/angel(link is external) and was a founding Director of Aune Head Arts; he has taught in a variety of Universities and Conservatories in the UK and US and was formerly Director of Contemporary Music at Oberlin Conservatory in the UK and held Senior Research Fellowships at Middlesex University and Dartington College of Arts. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010, and sits on numerous boards, including Dance in Devon (Chair) and Future’s Venture Foundation (Vice-Chair). Read Richard’s CV.
Minou Tsambika Polleros
As dance practitioner, choreographer and Social Sculpture practitioner, Minou has been researching the capacity of visceral empathy and a more embodied cognition as essential antidote to an increasing collective disembodiment and separation from what deep ecologists call an ecological self. In the context of living in an age where climate change is becoming a physical matter, she is developing different practices for inner and outer homemaking, finding processes that cultivate more literacy in being viscerally empathetic with what is alive in and around the human experience. Minou is interested on a more expanded perspective of the dance practitioner, one who is actively cultivating connective capacities and choreographic forms, essential in the endeavour to create a more embodied system change in both environmental and social arenas. Born in Austria, Minou is currently a RANE research associate. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Choreography, Dance and Visual Art Practice from Dartington College of Arts and an MA in Social Sculpture from Oxford Brookes University. Minou is inspired in Phd research, through which she is intending to develop a teaching practice for dance education, one that is looking at the relational field of dance, choreography and a more eco-social practice. She regards her works as creative platforms that bring social, environmental and artistic practices in dialogue. To read more about her work go to: www.minoutsambika.com
Minou also works as a project manager with art.earth for special projects.
Emma Pavans de Ceccatty (Assistant Curator)
Emma has notably advocated for land workers’ rights, and against toxic chemical use, waste, and species extinction. Her work strives to open up the possibility of different societal relationships within nature-culture. Most recently, Emma has been working in a renewable energy think tank, Regen, as a membership coordinator and developing an arts and energy program, and for the environmental art gallery run by art.earth at Dartington Space.
Cat Radford (Producer)