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How do we heal? #1: Compositions


Hello from the first week of my online residency at In Transit!

I find composing
and arranging
and then re-composing
and re-arranging
very helpful tools
in order to think about
and feel into

This week I have been exploring how my practice of composing could be present in a conversation with somebody else. I am developing a tabletop game that includes arranging objects.
This game will facilitate a performative encounter. What do I mean by that?
With performative I mean that the conversation will not only focus on what we speak about, but also on how we speak. Having a conversation could entail many ways of speaking, from using words to bodily gestures and the composition of shapes.

Mira Hirtz

Basing her work on performative tools and somatic techniques, Mira Hirtz explores multi-sensory experiences and and articulations of our being-in-the-world. Looking at the intersections of art, health, ecology and science, her practice embraces the messiness of navigating life and dives into concepts of body, care as well as human and non-human interdependencies. Her work takes many different formats, from performance, installation and painting to curation and mediation. She graduated from the MFA Creative Practice at TL Conservatoire London and from the MA art research at University of Art and Design Karlsruhe. She co-curated the program series “How do we care?” at Badischer Kunstverein 2020, as well as the touring exhibition “Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground”, initiated by the ZKM | Karlsruhe, the Goethe-Institut South Asia, and Bruno Latour. Her recent exhibitions include “SOMA CITY” at We are Awareness in Art, Zurich; “Sensing P.: Kakosmos (after B. Latour)”, in “Every food is a landscape”, Milan and “Exploring notions of care: a performative workshop” at La Loge, Brussels. In her current research project, Mira Hirtz investigates the dialogue between her own experience of chronic health conditions, healing and art, developing a series of participatory scores, performative installations and collections of research.