“The transformation of our cities through cultural programming that engages the public directly is at the core of my practice as an artist and curator. I produce solo and ensemble interactive performances and public engagement projects for neighborhoods and cities.
I have a long-term collaborative practice with Daniela Ehemann that began in 2013.
I stand firmly within the feminist legacy that the personal is political.
My research draws on ancient poetic traditions from the Alexandrian canon of poetry where coteries were formed to interpret lived experiences into poetry and performed for communities. This was also a practice in Celtic culture and dates back to early Gaelic Bardic systems where each municipality had its own poet that would transform local events into the poetic discourse.
Working in these current times it is imperative that we find processes to reintegrate thought, ideas, and morality back into public discourse. There is an urgent call in my work to reconsider what is at stake in quotidian forms of communication and how we can create agency in these narratives?
The process of engagement begins with individual interviews, that are transformed into poetry and composed into lyrical form. The poetry becomes a starting point for performance and visual art practice.
I seek to give voice to the voiceless and create space for in-depth conversations.
In 2015, I was invited to create Neighborhood Magic for Beverly, Chicago in the USA where I interviewed eight people over the age of seventy, wrote poetry and composed the poetry to music. Out of that projects came multiple iterations but more recently I installed the singing sculptures at Montgomery College in Maryland, USA that are activated with poetry.
I am currently working on a series of interactive public performances where I interview the diverse public about their important life moments and mail poetry home in the mail.
As an artist, I am engaged in ethical conversations about care and how we create sustainable support systems for artists to create work.
My next upcoming performances will be in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Watershed Performance Festival in August 2019, Riga, Latvia in September 2019 and Paris in June 2020.”
• “Utopic Dialectics” by Carron Little
• “Z ei T” by Daniela Ehemann & Carron Little
• “City Alive With Dreams” by The Queen of Luxuria
• “Unto Each Their Own Safe + More” by Carron Little