Mira Hirtz, o.T., 2019, Videostill
© Mira Hirtz

Workshop: How to be terrestrial?

Workshop: How to be terrestrial? A movement-based experiment

upcoming dates:
17/10/2020, 11 am – 2 pm
24/10/2020, 11 am – 2 pm
14/11/2020, 11 am – 2 pm
24/11/2020, 11 am – 2 pm

 

In the context of the ZKM exhibition Critical Zones a free workshop with a maximum of ten participants will take place over the space of several months. The art mediator, performer, and art theorist Mira Hirtz uses unconventional methods to experience art with visitors in an experimental way. During the workshop, the themes of art, ecology, the Anthropocene, and concepts of the exhibition, such as the “terrestrial”, will be explored. The experiment takes a performative perspective, with the aim of understanding these themes and concepts as so-called “scores” or instructions for movement. Thus, the project is based on the idea that the body can respond to mental questions, albeit in perhaps unexpected ways. The workshops will start in mid-September 2020 with three digital and six analog sessions. The results of the workshop on this range of topics will be published on the ZKM website.

 

 

The workshop How to be terrestrial? is supported by the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe 2020 project funding program for media art.

Location

ZKM | Center for Art and Media

Period

September - November 2020, 6 dates

Artists

Mira Hirtz

Artist
Mira Hirtz, 2017, Fotostudio Nieder
© Fotostudio Nieder

Mira Hirtz is an art mediator, performer, and art theorist. She bases her artistic and theoretical research on somatic practice – as a whole-body practice – and investigates the value of creativity for people and ecologies. In so doing, she understands dance as a tool for imparting knowledge. In 2019 she completed the MFA Creative Practice at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Independent Dance London, and in 2016 she received a Master's degree in Art Science and Media Philosophy from the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. She has been working for several years now as a freelance art educator at the ZKM, was active at Documenta 14 and has performed for Olaf Nicolai, among others. Mira Hirtz currently lives in Karlsruhe and London.

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