I make work about ecology that is speculative and embodied.
I am interested in how art can activate an ecological way of thinking where intimate narratives seep through complex entanglements and unimaginable timescales.
Scientific and surreal, my practice in performance, video, sculpture, and ceramics engages in critical research, sensorial inquiry, and immersive fieldwork. Waste, toxicity and the rituals of risk are dissected and reconfigured in speculative works that point to larger system failures.
The alchemy of Deep Time, cloud divination beyond the craft of forecasting, and experiments with queer, circumpolar ecology are but some of my recent projects.
My current research delves into the fraught legacy of uranium mining and the atomic age. The shifting lens of the Nuclear, is a fascinating case study to examine power, persuasion and the human imagination.
I am currently residing in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal), on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà.
Vroemen is a collaborator in three interdisciplinary performance projects (Horizon Factory + water%holding + HEaD) centered on awe and ecological justice. They are also an educator facilitating workshops and will be teaching next year in studio arts at Concordia University.
Their recent shows include Artch (QC), Watershed Art and Ecology (CHI), Summerworks (TO), Centre Clark (MTL), RIPA (MTL), Centre de Création O Vertigo (MTL), and Darling Foundry (MTL). They have participated in numerous artist residencies including Eastern Bloc (2023), Performing Arts Forumn (2023), ARTSCAPE Gibraltar (2022), RURART (2020), Studio 303 (2019), KIAC (2019).
They have publications in esse: art + opinions (September 2023), Low Carbon Methods Research (2022), Viral Ecologies (2022), and SLSA’s Experimental Engagements in Interdisciplinary Art (2023).
Vroemen has generously been supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, The John Howard Foundation, SSHRC and FRQSC.