Black Odonata I, 2018 (Photo by Christian Alvarez)

Black Odonata I, 2018 (Photo by Christian Alvarez)

Yon Natalie Mik [miːkə] works as a performer, writer and researcher of dance and performance art. She was trained in Ballet before pursuing her graduate degree in Asian Studies with focus on gender and East-Asian history. Her artistic research and Ph.D. in Performing Arts examines the choreographic use of spectrality as a strategy for reparative historiography (the study of writing and archiving history) and its place in the New Media Age. She is currently based in Berlin and Los Angeles.

Mik’s practice is led by ideas of aesthetic documenting and performative witnessing with focus on their choreographic techniques. In her live and video performances she uses her body to present dancerly bodies that reenact historically and critically neglected subjects and their place in the information age. Her performative writing practice (or text performance) uses poetic language, oral history, and other alternative ways document physical knowledge and their forgotten stories.

Mik also co-organizes The Invisible Archive, a peer-reviewed journal publication that promotes artist-led discourse around performance and time-based art. The journal is committed to embrace both academic and non-academic contributors and readers.





 

 

 

 

Website: © 2016-2019 Yon Natalie Mik // Contact: ynataliemik@gmail.com