Maja Renn is a Polish-born visual artist and performance-maker based in Zürich. Departing from collective practices of conscious dreaming and her interest in ecosophy, she composes playful modular pieces consisting of minimalist drawing, performative installations and video-poetry. Through process-based and often collaborative work, she explores potentials of (post-)human bodies to form symbiotic constellations and envision narratives for more response-able futures. She holds a MA in Art Praxis from the Dutch Art Institute (2016). In recent years she worked, among others, for the Schauspielhaus Zurich and the ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts).
INHALE is a digital video poem, featuring a dancing body and a breathing object.
A human body finds itself in a futuristic artificial landscape and discovers, that the breathing architecture has its own agenda. Tensions arise: Who is in control, and who will surrender? Movements of the human and the object gradually merge into one dance, a choreography of perpetual loss and regain. Both exhale into each other, inflate, deflate, recover. Together they become a two-fold organism in motion, a sum of their possibilities, a constellation in constant circulation, a post-human creature of multiple mouths.
Maja Renn’s work has so far been performed and exhibited, among others, at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta (MT), Galeria Ul in Gdańsk (PL), Šopa Gallery in Košice (SK), Casa do Povo in São Paulo (BR), Showroom in Arnheim (NL) and Villa Arson in Nice (FR).
Direction, Production and Voice: Maja Renn
Performance: Haeyeon Lim
Spatial Installation: Fabio Don and Florian Dombois
21. Dezember 2022