Participant to the School of Sonic Memory residency
Cities to be visited :
Athens (HE), Alexandria (EGY), Marseille (FR)
Maria Sideri is an artist and researcher. Influenced from her background in anthropology and history of religion and through different research methods, her line of work explores embodied and affective performance archives. Her investigations turn to the body as an archive and archivist and towards notions of memorisation and possession as artistic methodologies that uncover oral histories of bodies that are often silenced. Working with the body as a basic medium, her practice involves performance, text, voice and sound and is shaped around themes of representation, re-enactment and feminisms. Her solo practice is equally informed from various collaborations with community and youth projects which investigate the body as a tool of documentation for oral histories with an aim to preserve or create alternative archives of affect and empowerment. Maria has received sponsorship from the Arts Council of England for the Vibrant Matter/La Métachorie project and was awarded the ARTWORKS Fellowship in 2018 in Athens. Since March 2018 she has been a PhD candidate at the University of Western Macedonia in the Department of Applied and Visual Arts.
Official website: mariasideri.gr