Anna Keleher and Claire Coté: A collaborative partnership born on Dartmoor
Anna and Claire are contemporary artists collaborating with people, places and things to inform and enrich our lives and cultures. Anna, in Torbay, Devon and Claire in Questa, New Mexico have worked together, since they met in 2007 at the MA Arts and Ecology program at Dartington College of Arts. Their practice evolved on Dartmoor (National Park) and has expanded to inhabit the highly contrasted ecologies of their native Devon and Northern New Mexico, as well as other places.
Claire and Anna are partnered with Land Management Organizations in their respective localities and their thriving experimental projects and practices bring participatory outcomes to diverse publics in the UK and USA. Anna is liasing with The English Riviera Geopark in Torbay and other Global Geoparks and Claire with the Bureau of Land Management at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area in Questa, New Mexico and the National Park Service at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Mosca, Colorado. In June and July of 2011 Claire and Anna completed a traveling residency of 40 days and 40 nights at the X-border Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, (County Fermanagh Northern Ireland and County Cavan in the Republic of Ireland).
Adventures, discoveries, drawings and outcomes from the Marble Arch Caves Geopark residency can be found at www.deamingplace.eu.