Independent Artist, Curator & Choreographer
As a rural based independent artist-curator-choreographer, Maria Kerin creatively engages with heritage and landscape through enactive embodiment and somatic, multi-temporal performativity. Since first creating a dance piece in Fine Art, DIT, ’98, Kerin has been developing an intra-disciplinary arts practice, interwoven with artistic, choreographic and curatorial processes, informed by an MA in Contemporary Dance, UL ’06 and year 1 of PhD, UL, 2015, researching decision making through somatic principles.
In a creative co-aligning through The Future is Domestic (2008-2013) Post Domestic; The Future is the Forest, (2014- 2018), facilitating peer-to-peer sharing through ethical states of receptivity, deep listening and the multi-temporal body in Ireland, Estonia, Finland and Sweden, community building with Outrider Artists, Ankor, and Raft, led Maria Kerin to being invited as lead Irish artist/curator with Karum-Creevagh, a Swedish-Irish trans-disciplinary Art & Archaeology group, 2016 onwards, building ‘Experimental Heritage’ as a new field of study.
Researching with Rachel Sweeney since 2019 in a post site-specific turn, virtually and in residencies, building communities of knowledge in a slow but urgent devotion to radical change with The Floating Village, commissioned by Waterford Arts, 2021 and Ode to Lickeen Lake, commissioned by Water Conservation Ireland. 2021.