Re-embody - an illuminated, kinetic, dance performance / sculptural installation developed for Interweave Arts by lead artists Carmencita Palermo and Ralf Haertel, with participants from a diverse range of community groups. Re-embody is a dynamic, large-scale celebration of the inter- connections we make through movement and reconnecting with our bodies.
Interweave is a Launceston based community arts organization that has been delivering a range of services and events into the region for over 20 years – including Access Arts Link, Streets Alive and REMADE. With the mission to empower communities through art, Interweave projects seek to contribute towards building a more creative and inclusive community.
Both Carmencita Palermo and Ralf Haertel have extensive experience in working directly with communities to create public art projects. Re-embody continues on from Wear it all Now, which they developed for REMADE 2018 as a pilot project. LINK to video
Dr Carmencita Palermo is an internationally recognized authority on Balinese dance theatre and mask performance, with a special interest in the individually transformative nature of performance with masks and other objects. She lives between Italy, Indonesia and Tasmania, working as an academic, researcher, performer and choreographer.
Ralf Haertel is a Launceston based visual and community artist, whose practice incorporates large scale environmental installation, textiles, collaborative engagement with other artists and community through festivals and community based projects, small group workshops, curatorial projects, film and new media projects, along with freelance work in creative project management, mentoring, and other diverse arts industry roles.