Artist Statement

Storytelling, dreams, history, geography, and choreography are at the root of my practice. My mediums are cross-disciplinary. The tools are what can be found at hand. I was a dancer first, a writer second, a photographer third, and a human body wending her way through space and time always. This sense of the informational body in space .. a body full of information ... both sensing and affecting the landscape is my way. This is choreography. This, too, is the body aware of all her sensors and in every direction. This, too, is a form of precognition ..  to hear the story that could be from all around you, all that is known and unknown, immediately sensed and not... If a photograph is a stamp, one packet of time's knowledge, then this a weaving of information across geographic and temporal existence.  I hope the path taken is one of connection, an ever an emboldening of life and love through our image.


Intisar Abioto ( born 1986 ) is an adventurer, dancer, photographer, and writer. Her work is an active exploration of life through arts, storytelling, and adventure. With an ongoing research focus on the global African diaspora her unique form of story inquiry as a way of life has taken her from Memphis to Berlin to Djibouti seeking the stories, dreams, and realities of people within the diaspora. Intisar swears by the true life and love that can be found in fantasy, folklore, language, and movement. She makes her home in Portland, Oregon and her adventure… everywhere.

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