Kira Nova

Practical Guide to Becoming an Idiot (Day 4) 

1 min. 25 sec.

Kira Nova’s Practical Guide to Becoming an Idiot stems from the notion of the idiot as a liberated figure. Through a series of movement practices and small daily steps Nova guides us how to access our wild extraordinary potential. This video is part of a series of videos that were commissioned by the 13th Gwangju Biennale where Nova teaches us how to become an idiot through different practices such as butoh techniques, cellular memories of animal, plant, or insect pests, or other improvisations that embrace our limbs’ intelligence.

Kira Nova (b. Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in New York) is a performer and choreographer. Her artworks and performances have been presented internationally at the Gwangju Biennale, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, MET Breuer, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Sculpture Center, dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel (with Michael Portnoy), Hauser & Wirth in Zurich and New York, de Appel art center in Amsterdam, Studio Voltaire, Performatik Festival, Beursschouwburg theater in Brussels, Western Front in Vancouver, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, among other venues. She co-curated Mindaugas Triennial – the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art at CAC, Vilnius.

This work is presented with the support of the Lithuanian Culture Institute