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New Artists in Residence, m’lk!

Please join us in welcoming our new Artists in Residence, Lele and Kutlwano of m’lk collective! m’lk will be with us as AiRs from May 24th to July 6th. They will be offering workshops at The Rooms, Lawnya Vawnya, and of course, here at Eastern Edge! Stay tuned for more info on these opportunities, and updates on what they’re working on at EE’s studio!

“The residency will be an opportunity to create a system of collective research through a multitude of practices and existing projects, some established and most in development. With each of us siblings having a particular technical background. We hope to interact with the Indigenous community of Newfoundland and Labrador, with our initial interest being in the radical resilience culture holds when travelling both over geographical distances as well as travelling in other terms- This implying a belief in no boundaries between all cultures. With our existing interest in archiving material culture and in the process of doing so getting to understand the ether of ways of living that soak into the material worlds communities form despite being far distances from a place which would more easily allow for aspects of that material world (i.e. in ingredients for food, materials for clothes and other forms of life).”

m’lk is a design and research collective. They utilise a wide range of design expertise to attempt to understand and communicate the particularities of contemporary South African experience and its response to universal themes. They do this by working with other artists and groups both in and outside of their lived experience in gestures that they believe to be gestures of cultural exchange. They are developing a practice that uses relatively accessible architectural, pottery and photographic tools as well as flash fiction and facsimile to coax a more inclusive reading of both personal and collective everyday processes and histories.