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Event Archive - The Earth is My Elder: Krista Arias

Wed. February 3rd 2021 - Sat. May 29th 2021 Open Space (All Ages)
12pm - 4pm
Opening: Thursday 1st January 1970
Presented by: Toby Lawrence
The Earth is my Elder is centred around the film, poetry and installation-based work of artist, poet and earth alchemist Krista Arias. Her work explores the complexities of reconnecting, as a woman and mother, to ancestral homelands, while living as an uninvited guest in Indigenous territories in the USA and Canada. As a member of the Xicana diaspora, Arias' direct connection to Indigenous land, language and culture has been broken over generations of migration arising as necessity from colonial structures. She explains: "My greatest resource in cultural recovery and transmission as a mother, of finding belonging even in the liminal space of home-not-home without traditional Eldership, has been my own body-as-earth connection and awakening."


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