Julia ChirkaJanuary 7, 2020
One Month @ MedaltaJanuary 30, 2020
I am an Albertan multidisciplinary visual artist, and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in June 2019. My art practice spans from my previous welding career to ceramics and has continued into a social practice stemming from fermentation and food accessibility. Working through these mediums allows me to experiment in order to create a new way of looking at dated and mundane circumstances of everyday life. I want to be able to create a moment of a larger community through the act of fermentation and preservation.
My practice is currently focused around food security, social practice and the dissemination of knowledge between generations. This knowledge is activated by the materials and processes of ceramic, metal, textiles, food and community engagement. My current projects involve creating large ceramics vessels. From this I engage communities in order to create an opportunity to have conversations on the technical knowledge on how to use them. We all work together to fill the vessel with different fermented foods. Every time something is made, knowledge is shared. Creating a space for future generations to continue the conversation about food security and independence.