Alysha Seriani is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of film production, media art and community projects. Her work proposes intersectional modes of collaboration and seeks to embody and witness feminist practices, intergenerational learning and queer joy. Some recent projects include speculative evidence for a children’s autonomous zone for UNIT/PITT’s La Commune 2021 and Marble presents “IT’S MY HOUSE” for grunt gallery’s MPCAS in collaboration with Hazel Meyer. She gratefully lives and co-creates as a white-bodied dyke settler on the sacred and unceded ancestral lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim-speaking peoples (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ nations), also known as East Vancouver, Canada.
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During this residency, the 12 catalyst artists, who are active in the arts sector in Canada and internationally, will collaboratively reflect on how art can help us to “stay with the trouble” and face the complexities of our current times: to not turn our back to the turmoil of difficult things, while remaining grounded and attentive to what it means to be human within a wider web of relations.
Drawing from their multi-disciplinary practices which include theatre, puppetry, dance, music, clowning and visual arts, the artists are working on how to activate different modes of feeling, thinking, relating and acting as forces of social change that may open up not-yet-imaginable possibilities for co-existence in the future.