Shultz Abrahms-Kavunenko is a sometime writer, artist, dancer, percussionist, anthropological offsider, thinker and companion. He is enamoured of complexity, beauty and learning. His activities range through analysis, practice, play… and to the verge of signification – from which shifting ground, he hopes, with luck and persistence actuality might be felt to resound. He has a BA from Melbourne University, has undertaken further studies and conducts independent research projects. He has published a philosophical adventure novel – On Extremity and Eternity: The Continuing Adventures of Mr K and Charles, and written a second as yet unpublished manuscript addressing memory and inertia. He explores pattern recognition and the birth of signification in his Accretion series of drawings, and longing for more-than-human sociality in his ongoing portraits of animals. He played drums and was lead dancer for some years in art rock band Aleks and the Ramps, and has an ongoing fascination with movement and the interrelations of environment, body and mind.
Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko is an anthropologist with interests in religion, postsocialism, global warming and pollution, materiality, and psychological anthropology. She is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow within the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen and an Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Dr Abrahms-Kavunenko is dedicated to the role of anthropologist as co-communicator and collaborative agent. Her work is situated at intersections between environmental changes and cultural praxis, in multi-scalar and trans-species contexts, and intends to render itself at the service of life.