Miryana Todorova
Class of 2012
Movables 2011, movable objects and single-channel HD video
Movables
2011, movable objects and single-channel HD video
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<p>I question the politics of public space and how people occupy it. I want to expand the boundaries of personal space. I create my version of movable architecture based on the principles of expansion and contraction. I experiment with situations involving the body's articulation in space, heightening a collective awareness of the lived and shared public. The actions performed in the studio or out on the street encompass not only absurdity, failure, and collapse but also negotiation, affect, and utopia.</p><p>The catalyst for each piece is the performative instability which becomes a device to revolutionize the way we move in space. Spatial archetypes change. Occupation and interruption set up new possibilities to 'inhabit'. Actions are open to improvisation, reconstruction, and entropy. Always in motion, bodies and objects stay in a fluid state of change and potentiality: people get together or collide, accidents happen but what remains present is the exhilarating air of risk and uncertainty.</p>
Miryana Todorova, class of 2012

Upcoming Talks

Talks will resume at the start of next semester.

Previous Talks
Selected Past Talks and Studio Visits
  • David Altmejd
  • Janine Antoni
  • Ei Arakawa
  • Stefano Arienti
  • Richard Artschwager
  • Jan Avgikos
  • Jules de Balincourt
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Johanna Burton
  • Brendan Cass
  • Maurizio Cattelan
  • Sarah Charlesworth
  • Dawn Clements
  • Sue Coe
  • Lisa Cooley
  • Bjorn Copeland
  • Will Cotton
  • Ann Craven
  • EV Day
  • Andrea Dezsö
  • Cheryl Donegan
  • Erin Donnely
  • Rackstraw Downes
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Inka Essenhigh
  • Andrea Fraser
  • Tom Friedman
  • Barnaby Furnas
  • Coco Fusco
  • Liam Gillick
  • Luis Gispert
  • Laurel Gitlen
  • Kathy Grayson
  • K8 Hardy
  • Christine Heindl
  • Daniel Hesidence
  • Christian Holstad
  • James Hyde
  • Gareth James
  • Bill Jensen
  • Paddy Johnson
  • Jon Kessler
  • Janet Koplos
  • Daniel Lechner
  • Sam Lewitt
  • Kalup Linzy
  • Damian Loeb
  • Justin Lowe
  • Marco Maggi
  • Tobi Maier
  • Cameron Martin
  • Marlene McCarty
  • Steve Mumford
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Dennis Oppenheim
  • Gabriel Orozco
  • Clifford Owens
  • Ester Partegàs
  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Danica Phelps
  • Richard Phillips
  • William Pope L.
  • Eileen Quinlan
  • Archie Rand
  • Blake Rayne
  • Asya Reznikov
  • Matthew Ritchie
  • Dana Schutz
  • Michael Scoggins
  • Gedi Sibony
  • Katrin Sigurdardottir
  • Amy Sillman
  • Zak Smith
  • Joan Snyder
  • Pascal Spengemann
  • Robert Storr
  • Herb Tam
  • Fred Tomaselli
  • Ultra Violet
  • Charline Von Heyl
  • Kelley Walker