During this time, Sagri will work with selected participants to continue her research into self-care and recovery, a practice that expands on over 10 years of work, and includes voice tuning, breathing and movement techniques.
Over the last 10 years Sagri has been developing a series of treatments as a self-care practice, which has included voice tuning, breathing techniques and movement. This became the basis for her work Dynamis - featured at documenta 14 (Kassel and Athens, 2017) - which involved sharing these techniques with over 200 members of the public across the two cities. During this process, Sagri observed an improvement in the general wellbeing of participants.
Addressing the pathologies of our time, Sagri identifies her role in this process: “to support, listen and navigate with each participant the compass of their discomfort, and its causes and effects. The treatments are approached as a creative practice, in which we work together through voice, gesture and movement techniques. Each participant will find movements and behaviours that allow them to learn from their pain, become stronger and empowered, and facilitate the potential of further self-recovery”.
The research and practice formation at Mimosa House unfolds in two interrelated parts: the first consists of private and anonymous one-to-one sessions, taking place between January and March 2020, with a number of participants involved in the research. The second part will derive from the first part’s case studies, taking shape in the form of performances, objects, drawings and writings by the artist. The exhibition of these works and case studies will open to the public on 14 February, running until Saturday 2 May.
Sagri’s engagement with Mimosa House will be her first institutional presentation in the UK, which will inaugurate her research practice IASI, and her long-term commitment with the public.