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Misha Myers

Misha Myers

Dr. Misha Myers is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Falmouth University.

She researches and makes located, participatory and digital performance works that engage communities in creative and critical ways of representing complex relationships between people and place.

In her project ‘way from home’ (2002-2008), she invited refugees and asylum seekers across the UK to share and represent their transnational experiences, affects and significances of place with public officials and other audiences through processes of walking, talking and mapping a remembered home in a present landscape. She created an interactive interface of a series of the way from home walks, with technologists Dan Harris and Adam Child.

Her most recent project, the Walking Library, created in collaboration with Professor Deirdre Heddon, University of Glasgow, involved a mobile library and site-specific and peripatetic reading group of books related to walking and landscape carried in rucksacks 334km across Belgium for Sideways 2012 – a festival of walking that engaged with the public on issues of sustainability.

Myers has published a number of articles and chapters about walking, participation and performance including ‘Now everybody Sing: The voicing of dissensus in new choral performance’ in The Performance Research Journal (2011); ‘Vocal Landscaping: The theatricality of sound in audio walks’, in the edited collection Theatre Noise (2011); ‘Walking again lively: towards an ambulant and conversive methodology of performance and research‘, Mobilities Journal (2011); ‘Walk with me, talk with me: The art of conversive wayfinding’, Visual Studies (2010); ‘Homing Devices’, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (2006); and ‘Journeys to, from and around’, in the exhibition catalogue for Art in the Age of Terrorism (2005).

Her chapter ‘Enduring Gravity: Footnotes on walking and duration’ is included in the forthcoming edited collection Choreographic Dwelling to be published by Palgrave (2013).