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...kruse is an artist and writer working with digital media, drawing, text and performative practices. 

 

Born in Northamptonshire, …kruse had a rural upbringing and engagement with the environment and landscape informs all her work. She often undertakes long distance walks or pilgrimages immersing herself in nature, exploring the connections between place and myth, landscape and the body. 

 

In recent years, alarmed and grief stricken by the effects of climate crisis on the natural world, …kruse has been working on a multidisciplinary, speculative fiction project, which explores how climate change may affect human and more-than-human communities. In conceptual collaboration with AuTCRONE, a semi-fictional cyborg from the future, themes including temporality, transhumanism and biophilia emerge. 

 

…kruse has exhibited and participated in projects across the West Midlands, Oxford, London, Trollhatten, Sweden and Hida Takayama, Japan. In 2021, work made in collaboration with AuTCRONE and graphic artist Philip Goundrey was exhibited at Coventry Biennial. Recent commissions include a seven day silent retreat for Meadow Arts’ All Alone exhibition in 2021 and a text published to mark Artists Newsletter’s (a-n) 40th anniversary, published in December 2020 in collaboration with Black Hole Club. In 2020 she was awarded a New Art West Midlands, Engine Micro Bursary, to write a response to the Covid lockdown titled How To Be A Hermit.

 

…kruse is a Resident artist at BOM Birmingham and an artist mentor for DASH’s neurodivergent programme.

...kruse values

Joyfulness, Gentleness, Nature & Mind, Quiet, Stillness & Fellowship

...kruse is an 'I' but also a 'we;' she/they is/are made of multitudes.They are her inner family of gut bacteria, fungi and viruses who all need ...kruse's body to survive on. She experiences herself as a sentient ego and accepts this may possibly be a delusion/illusion. They are inescapably, irrevocably connected to all other beings on Earth. 

The three dots represent the unseen beings who reside on and in ...kruse's human form.

...kruse identifies as a cyborg, a being that is human and other. As a neurodivergent entity they are intrinsically different to the norm. Her name celebrates that. 

When reading the name ...kruse, there is the very slightest inward moment of silence as the reader's eye takes in the three dots. ...kruse  offers you this tiny moment of silence as a gift.