Moving Identities: Artefactourists (EST)

April 2024

Artefactourists are a collective of five members from Estonia: four choreographers (Valeria Januškevitš, Keity Pook, Sigrid Savi, Kadri Sirel) and a dramaturge (Kerli Ever). Artefactourism, a neologism created by the group, means the act of remembering that is triggered by places and artefacts. Artefactourists believe that these everyday journeys in time and space form our individual and collective identities, but also include ways of rerouting.

Artefactourists are not only alternative archivists who map the historical and emotional narratives of a place, but also tour guides offering performative tours. These tours explore the power of narratives and read urban spaces as both repositories and catalysts for individual and collective identities. The tours are one stop in the Artefactourists’ journey of developing a nomadic co-creation method that can host several trajectories while maintaining a common ground..

More about the artists: 
@krleever @valeriajanuskevits @kadrisirel Sigrid Savi

Artefactourists was selected as collective based in Estonia for the Moving Identities Residency Programme for 2023-2024.
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Host Artist

The artist Julia Amme from the local collective Missing Dots is accompanying the Artefactourists residency as host artist. She supports the residency process by networking with the local scene and other cultural initiatives in Dresden.