Anna Kushnerova

Contact Information

a.kushnerova@mac.com http://www.annakushnerova.com

APRIL COTTAGE, BUCKLAND IN THE MOOR, ASHBURTON, TQ13 7HN

ASHBURTON ceramics, gallery, installation, mixed media, sculpture, textiles Teignbridge

Anna Kushnerova Bio

WHILE SO LYING IN MY NEST
AS A TENTACLE OF THE WORLD
I INVENT AND TOUCH TODAY

ANNA KUSHNEROVA

SCULPTURE/VISUAL & PERFORMANCE ARTIST
BASED IN DEVON, UK 

Anna weaves worlds with performance, installation, sculpture, moving image, and sound.

In her practice, she seeks a deeper, enchanted experience of being-in the world. Drawing from Butoh methods, she often explores ‘becoming’ animal, plant, spirit by leaning into liquid intelligence of the body and its inner multidimensional Dance, accessing its memory of perpetually morphing, evolving and enfolding organisms, the Dreaming of sentient matter.   

Her Performances explore instinctual response, play and ceremony. 

The body(s) become vessel for magic and prayer. 

Having learnt ceramics and textile, Anna often works with costumes and sculpture as body augmentations, metamorphic limbs, masks and set like installations.

Her ongoing interest in indigenous rituals, and life in the forests often lead to encounters with the elemental matrix (earth, water, wood) where the body can actively participate in the Unfolding. Body, as complex amplifier of sensation then becomes both a catalyst for change and the dative for movement and meaning. The landscape is often a gateway, an entrance into the perceptual field that holds her Gently Violent Metaspecie Being.

She has been interested in the discovery of deeper body artist, transformation through somatic poetry and aesthetic experience as liminal experience. Collaborating with artists from diverse disciplines has given her a broad approach to her movement practice. Developing her Butoh, dance and video work Anna has been directing group choreography with cross-discipline performances and working as somatic educator in Devon, UK. 

Anna Kushnerova Work