Collaborative duo Kneed – Graduate Award Scheme winners

January 2022

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the winners of our Graduate Award Scheme this year, the collaborative duo Kneed, (@_kneed_) formed by Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham!

‘Kneed acts as both a socially-engaged resource and a studio practice. We are interested in building systems of care, support and resistance where external pressures are causing these to be exhausted or lacking. In a time when the government is treating the old, sick, disabled, and working class people as disposable, it is more important than ever to collaborate, listen, learn and remember, from conversation and friendship. Thus our website/workshops and studio works focus on collectivising experiences, memories and stories around labour, time and care mobilised as tools to resist systems of oppression, exhaustion and isolation.
Kneed also exists as a walking practice, using moving image, text, performance and print processes to explore the violent histories, collective memory and political resonance of British landscapes and language.’

Bhalerao and Rousham are now settling in their new studio at the Arthouse so stay tuned to follow the development of their work! 💥