Marisa is an inter-disciplinary artist who weaves together diverse strategies for living (or coping) well in their current urban, neoliberal, anthropocentric situation. They work across mediums such as embodied movement, publishing and installation both inside and outside institutional contexts, and often collaboratively. Embracing the complexity of current crises, they aim to promote experiences that are intimate, gentle, self-aware and care-full, without sacrificing strategy and criticality. They are about to commence a Masters of Philosophy at the Queensland University of Technology, researching the possibilities for contemporary social practice in the Brisbane context.
Marisa was co-founder and co-director of people+artist+place from 2016-2019; an arts initiative that focuses on the production of live, site-specific and socially-engaged art, and in their spare time works to enhance the participatory nature of multiple community arts and cultural events in Brisbane.
Marisa lives and works on unceded Jagera and Turrbal land.
exploring what constitutes an “authentic” experience of nature (and whether it matters) through a digital lens ...
researching potential for environmental connection through the body and
systems, recipes and tools for facilitating direct experience ...
exploring a contrived relationship with water through the trope of the fountain ...
challenging romantic notions of the sublime australian landscape with versions that are intimate, familiar and ironic ...
*Public Toolkits is a new and developing investigation