By beings / Mira Calix

As part of our 40th edition celebrations, hcmf// is excited to be working with electronic artist Mira Calix to present her sound installation by beings in two places at once as part of the Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces (AISS) conference taking place at the University of Huddersfield on 8 and 9 July.

‘by beings in two places at once is  an evolving sound and video installation exploring  both mine and millions of other people’s simultaneous habitation of both physical and non-physical environments. Not only are we living in two places at once, but how and why we have come to live these dual lives  One, clearly identifiable, geographically, in the physical domain while, “the other place” as I like to call it, is unfolding at such a rapid rate that we are scrambling to develop a lexicon surrounding it.’

Mira Calix

Mira Calix is an award winning artist and composer. Music and sound, which she considers a sculptural material, are at the centre of her practice. Her work explores the manipulation of the material into visible, physical forms through multi-disciplinary installations, sculpture, video and performance works. Calix’s practice is deliberately disjunctive, allowing research, site, and subject to influence a fluid choice of materials and mediums.

Calix has been commissioned and exhibited works and performances with many leading international cultural institutions, festivals and ensembles including the London Sinfonietta, the Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Carriageworks, MONA, Performa, Barbican, Lincoln Center, Manchester International Festival and the London Olympics.


by beings in two places at once is open on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July from 10am – 4pm at 35 The Piazza, Huddersfield, HD1 2RS