LondonHelen Mirra: la malplena ĉambro estas bela
The title is a translation into Esperanto of ‘the empty room is beautiful’. This phrase is a reordering of a phrase within a letter from Franz Kafka to Milena Jesenská in which he wrote, “the beautiful room is empty”.
Helen Mirra was born in Rochester, USA, 1970, lives and works in Muir Beach, California. Through the activities of weaving and daylong walks, her practice is engaged in the overlapping realms of ecology, conceptual experimentation, and bodily experience. Her methods and modes of expression result in subtle and concise pieces of art.
Selected Exhibitions: ‘Bones are spaces’, Peter Freeman Inc, New York (2019). ‘ * ’, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (2018). ‘Gehen, weben’, Kunst Meran, Merano, Italy (2017). 12th Havana Biennial (2015). ‘Habitat de Transição’, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (2014). 30th Bienal de São Paulo (2012). ‘gehend (Field Recordings 1–3)’, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and Bonner Kunstverein, Germany (2011). ’65 Instants’, Berkeley Art Museum (2003). ‘Sky-wreck’, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago (2001).
Installation view: Helen Mirra ‘la malplena ĉambro estas bela’. Photo: Stephen White & Co.