The Urgency of the Arts

Call and Response

 

Alice Oliver

MA Photography

Slide 1

Introduce an overview of your practice

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Slide 2

Show and present one piece of work or one element of your practice that you  have developed since the last Call and Response workshop.

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Gypsophila, Maiden's Tea, Artemisia, St. John's Wort, Pennyroyal, and Rue.

Slide 3

 

Present how this connects to one or more of the urgent themes outlined by Urgency of the Arts

I believe my practice connects to multiple themes outlined

 

- Ecologies - nature - land - life cycles - plants

 

- Identity - female identity, loss of female knowledge over time due to male control

 

- Agency - women's reproductive rights

 

- Community - community of women healers - herbalists, midwives, nurses, and empirics - the traditional healers

 

- Ritual - traditional healers - witch rituals - folklore

 

- Material knowledge - traditional healers, herbalists, and witches work with natural materials, as does my practice

 

- Healing - traditional healers

 

- Tenderness - women healers and reproductive rights

 

- Mutualism - interaction between individuals of different species - women, plants, and celestial objects

 

- Solidarity - witches and the community of women healers - herbalists, midwives, nurses, and empirics, the traditional healers