For 'Water, Peace, Power' I will document (with interviews, words, photos) the strategies between artists, scientists, tangata whenua and the public, which are used to develop suitable protocols for placing art works in the environment.
At Water, Peace, Power I will take up the role of writer-in residence. My participation has the express purpose of documenting the collaborative strategies between artists, scientists, tangata whenua and the public, which are used to develop suitable protocols for placing art works in the environment.
My documentation (interviews, photos and writings) will become creative records for these policies and protocols, providing Intercreate with important support material which we aim to publish alongside the outcomes of the event.
This is an opportunity not only to produce invaluable support material for Intercreate which they can use in the long-term development of their community and environment projects, it is also represents a unique opportunity to document the intersection of arts and governance, which is a ‘new’ frontier but rapidly becoming a powerful space for change making in respect of community and ecosystem health.
Ilka Blue Nelson is a Creative Ecologist currently based in Brisbane, Queensland. She has a Masters of Arts and her studio, Latorica (www.latorica.net), offers communication projects and creative expeditions to help people connect with the complexity of our greater ecology. Ilka’s background is in arts & sustainability communications working in a transdisciplinary capacity with Government, Industry, Academia, NGO's and the community sector. Ilka is connected to a wide range of indigenous, arts based and earth centered projects; she is the Curator of Earth Arts for the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (www.earthlaws.org.au).
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