Mira Thompson

To get from one place to another

2022   Performance

‘We need to move from here to there. We need to change the air.’

To get from one place to another, is a rehearsal of movement,

Oriented towards the horizon;

Where futures of care, justice, belonging, equity and abundance expand.

Cultivated into reality through the smallest, most intimate parts of our lives,

And our imagination, and our healing relationship with the land,

And the echoes of our ancestors; Lorde, Baldwin, hooks and more.

To help us move from here to there, what seeds do we want to plant?Until the seeds grow, how do we make sure we survive in joy?

Based on the sacredness of the body, equipped with complex strategies of survival: Disability Justice is here to hold every single one of us. What persists in beholding justice?

The land is the body.

Grief can be the garden.

This is confronting the past.

It is understanding cycles of violence.

It is a deep breath.”

Mira performed in a collaborative work initiated by Mayis Rukel together with Anna Raiola for Atelier Almere.

Through movement, sound and text, Mayis, Anna and Mira explored the question of what it means to move freely within the world.

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