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MISSION

Irina’s works embrace live performance of dance, sound as well as writing and visual art.

At present her focus is on Hesitations, explorations of sound and vocal movement integration, and Side FX, a series of images created and reproduced in various visual art mediums merging drawing and digital photography.

Irina is from time to time performing real-time compositions with collaborating musicians, writing and illustrating alongside her core practice.

​On this website is a collection of recent and more dated works.

Mission Statement:
A mover inspired by change, by circumstances, by a fight against coherency.
I should not know what I am doing, and feel most nourished by not finding out, by fighting against the natural will to understand. Not keen on defining, but discovering. Discovery is undefined.
I move by feeling, yet require a reason which may be given by a physical need or an intellectual problem that seeks solving.
Movement provides an intangible solution to both kinds of problems. Body responds to questions. I like solutions, not answers.
Solutions are open. I am interested in opening, beginning, finding solutions to un-asked questions, de-defining problems, making more options rather than narrowing anything down to fewer possibilities.
I am not interested in method, but method is necessary even for a one-time experience. I am interested in one-time experiences with one-time methods.
Disposable formulas.
No settling with one technique, but making the inconsistency the technique to experience each occasion uniquely.
Is method necessary? Is knowing necessary? Is formula necessary?
These the questions, that move my research forwards and this frustration, the impossibility of escaping formula, are those which lead me to continue looking for ‘other’, ‘unstable’, ‘restless’. It’s not for training, for learning to do anything better, rather a mission to keep the waters moving, not to settle, just for the sake of not settling.
I don’t have a goal, I have a mission and it is not for my life but for the waters and the winds never to stop. It is for LIFE.
It’s so simple, yet indescribable. It’s the flow of life, non stop need for motion. I need to confront and share visions on what is not, what is not yet, which will inevitably be, and I want to delay it.

photo credits: LaToyah Gill

To evolve and change, to keep open and available

To make my practice sustainable and lasting

To collaborate, to keep mentally and ethically elastic