The Floating Village is a progressive arts model of research and practice. As “artists” we hold multiple entry points into those communities - as dance artist, visual artist, facilitator, curator, choreographer, performer, we continue as curious bodies interacting with performativity as both embodied gesture and radical intervention and invite community/participants/audience to do the same.
Maria Kerin and Rachel Sweeney have been developing work together since 2019 and met originally through Swedish Irish experimental heritage group Karum Crevagh. Our ongoing dance ecology practice maps timelines of cultural heritage practices, particularly around water rituals in sacred sites that inform both metaphoric and real time understanding of body-place relations. Consciously striving to dance at the thresholds and slippages of artistic and environmental disciplines, we ask how adaptation might act as a strategy to inform our conscious encounter with radical change.