Eva Bakkeslett is an artist, filmmaker, curator and gentle activist, exploring the potential for social change through gentle actions and subtle mind-shifts. Her socially engaged practice often combines film, participatory events and workshops; She frequently collaborates with other artist, activists, scientist and engaged people in her work.
Eva creates spaces and experiences that challenge our thinking and unravel new narratives that inspire and engage us to make sense of and embody sustainable and thriving ways. By revealing and reclaiming forgotten or rejected practices, concepts and cultures her work directs our attention to the patterns that connect us to the earth as a living organism.
Eva is particularly inspired by the process of fermentation and explores how this can be a method for re-imagining sustainable human cultures. She looks at how microbes can inspire creative problem solving, collaboration and transformation to find new ways to deal with the many challenges we are now facing in the world.
Eva shows, lectures, curates and performs her work worldwide. She has an MA in Art & Ecology from Dartington College of Art in England and lives with her family on the beautiful island of Engeløya in North Norway. Here she tries to walk the talk, grow and harvest her own food, and learn as much as possible about life and sustainability from old folks, animals, birds, trees and the earth whilst enjoying the beauty of every day.
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