Karmit Even Zur (b.1974, Tel Aviv) is a social artist creating live, place based ritual events to ignite social imagination around kinship systems, memory and territory. She invites people to engage in conversation about their local bioregion through process based art. Working primarily with stories and textiles, she makes objects that act as mediators and agents that invite participants to engage in body informed, land/place based creative practices to access nonlinear systems of knowledge.
The work I do is grounded in modern geomancy and European shamanism. I am interested in how we shape, and at the same time, are shaped by the places we inhabit. I speak the language of story, image and metaphor to move and communicate between the visible and invisible spheres.
My practice builds on the premise that the world draws us into a relationship with itself through the act of imagination. Together with a host of colleagues and companions, I conjure spaces and contexts where we can, as a group, explore the edges of what we collectively know. This is no new technology, this is akin to traditional ecological knowledge held in sacred trust by indigenous societies, carried through by oral traditions.
Faculty member at the School of Storytelling at Emerson College in the South East of England, where traditional folk tales, wonder tales and myths meet autobiographical material and new narratives are created.
Co- founder of the creative placemaking art and research residencies BeeTime in the South of Spain.
Mapping the subtle qualities of the La Janda region in collaboration with
painter Manuel Maqueda