Thursday, November 18, 7.30-8.30p
Meeting ID: 950 6277 1774

Jemila MacEwan
I make large scale installations, earthworks, film, and performances that place me in the midst of humanity’s emotional crises in confronting anthropogenic extinction. I am empathetic to the psychological pressure of trying to reach into the past to regain control of a future fraught with uncertainty. To revive our humanity in the face of ecological crises, our understanding of ‘we’ needs to extend beyond the human by recognizing our place as co-collaborators in the story of life on Earth. We can only truly know our human nature when we enrich our understanding of ourselves through the kinship we share with our interspecies siblings and ancestors. 

MacEwan has performed and exhibited extensively internationally including; ARoS Museum (Denmark), The Australian Consulate-General (NYC), Pioneer Works (NYC), Victori+MO (NYC), The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC), NYCXDESIGN (USA), BRIC Biennial III (NYC), Skaftfell Center for Visual Art (Iceland) and The Castlemaine State Festival (Australia). They have been invited to host and participate in public talks and discussions on themes of intercultural practice, mental health, contemporary animism and environmental accountability. MacEwan has been generously supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Australia Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Café Royal Foundation, the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, the Ian Potter Cultural Council and the Graduate Women of Victoria.