Aya KobayashiAya Kobayashi & Monika Smekot- Artist Research Bursary
Aya Kobayashi and Monika Smekot are undertaking a remote research process supported by an Artist Research Bursary
Monika and Aya will explore our practices through filmmaking that embodies motherhood, parenthood, childhood in our neighbourhood. Slowly but continuously alongside the mundane, we will try to compose an honest poetry through the camera and recorder.
The Artist Research Bursaries are a new strand of support introduced by The Work Room in response to the ongoing and precarious position of freelance dance artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly artist members who currently experience barriers to returning to studio practice. The bursary awards support members with flexible, remote research time to sustain and deepen their artistic practice in these uncertain times. The support is offered without a required outcome although The Work Room will support members to share or disseminate research where appropriate.