Livia Daza Paris is a Venezuelan-Canadian transdisciplinary artist researcher who works with performative interventions, moving image, text, documentary evidence and participatory art. She uses attunement methods and poetic interventions within practice-led research to address undisclosed events of official history. She has diverse influences, most importantly the dance and poetics of the Skinner Releasing Technique.
She holds postgraduate degrees from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in Community Economic Development and Digital Technologies in Design Arts. She was awarded an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute and the University of Plymouth. Currently, Daza-Paris is undertaking an art as research PhD at the University of Plymouth, UK.
Her works have been presented by Theorem Cambridge Art gallery, UK; Project Anywhere; Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland; Currents New Media Festival, New Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas; Alucine Latin Film and New Media Festival, Toronto; Festival International de Nouvelle Danse, Montreal; du Maurier Theatre, Toronto; A Space Gallery, Toronto and PS 122 and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City.
My artistic work considers how poetic and investigative art practice could broaden the concept of forensics in terms of contemporary art. By developing my proposed notion of poetic forensics which experiments with attunement, a practice described in recent emerging discourse as “palpable and sensory, yet imaginary and uncontained” (Stewart 2011), it also admits the nonhuman—land, trees, rocks, streams and animals—suggesting new relations beyond the human (Kohn 2013), as possible witnesses ( Weizman 2017; Williams 2018) to what has been made to disappear by oppressive geopolitics.