Shalini Gidoomal

Kenya - Writing

Shalini Gidoomal

  • AGE : 52
  • COUNTRY of residence : Kenya
  • CITY : Nairobi
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : Writing / Therapeutic creativity

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A few words about your artistic journey

I am a writer, occasional photographer, traveller and sense seeker, My work has taken me globally through newspapers, story anthologies, festival curation, leatherwork, collaborative design. I worked on, and founded, numerous writers/film and cultural festivals. Artistic expression exists in my world in many modalities, but writing and theraputic creativity are most prominent.

How long have you been an artist ?

I have been writing and creating for most of my life, but in a more professional capacity for the past 30 years.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

I want to deeply explore my intersecting interests of creativity, intuitution, and collective creation. Artists embody, often in uncomfortable ways, truths, direction, daring.

I have been dancing at the edges of the intersection of creatvity, blocks, panic and release through the theraputic process. The grant will allow me space to do go further into that exploration with the help also of a bit of science.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

Hopefully to develop and expand this experiment and travel further down the road of therapeutic creativity and brainplay, as a way to internally and externally access visions for the future.