IRA FERRIS, Australia

media artist I dancer I writer I curator


is a Sydney-based, Zagreb-born curator, writer, podcaster, and interdisciplinary artist working across dance, poetry, video art, sound collages, and collaborations. With artist Elia Bosshard she is a co-author of SPACE BODY HABIT, a book that comprises a series of spatio-somatic and phenomenologically-driven exercises, followed by in-depth discussions on the many ways we perceive, or fail to perceive spaces and their impact on our day-to-day lives.

Her curatorial interests are broad but tend to gravitate towards conceptual art practices. As a dancer she is interested in and inspired by somaesthetics; the way our bodies navigate and experience exhibition spaces.


1. Photo credit: Ira Ferris

1. Juhani Pallasmaa (2012) The eyes of the skin: Architecture and the Senses. Hoboken , New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd edition

2. Gaston Bachelard (2014) The Poetics of Space. Penguin Classics; reprint edition

3. David Abram (1997) The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World. New York: Vintage; 20th edition 

4. Henri Lefebvre [1992 (2013)] Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life. London: Bloomsbury Academic

5. Valerie A. Briginshaw [2009 (2001)] Dance, Space and Subjectivity. London: Palgrave Macmillan