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Rory Pilgrim is an artist with a rare authentic and sensitive voice within the visual arts. He often closely collaborates with various groups to ultimately produce a work. The exchange of ideas, friendships and information is crucial to the collaborative effort. Rory is engaged in empowerment issues and tries to challenge the way we come together, talk, listen and fight for social change by sharing personal experiences through intensive workshops.
Inspired by the feminist thinker Donna Haraway, he avoids binary contradictions and demarcated categories and prefers to explore their boundaries and interfaces. Rory also focuses on communality instead of individualism and his approach has an extremely personal character.
His film "The Undercurrents", for example, tells about climate activists and caring for the world, but the focus is ultimately on the house that appears to be a refuge for the protagonists. The film suggests a connection between the earth in need of attention and protection and the young people who need a home for intimacy, security and their future.
Rory involves everyone involved in the process of making the film in a close and authentic way, in order to offer that safety and security there too. In a film like this, Rory manages to make the (too) big issue of "environmental activism" intimate, personal and approachable, which is typical for him.