The Book of Na

Na Mira

October 2022
Document Series #10
Softcover, 240 pages, 5 x 7.5 inches
ISBN: 979-8-9863375-0-0
Design by Kyla Arsadjaja
Edition of 750 
Printed in Italy

About the book

This is a score for holes. Tracing across Na Mira’s recent video, performance, sculpture, and writing, The Book of Na, permutes history and knowledge structures, tending to entanglements at the edge of perception. Mira’s embodied research constellates Korean shamanism, heat, automatic writing, hologram, frequency, hexagram, dream, myth, synchronicity, and glitch. Here, acts of translation are incantation, interwritten, oracular. This series of non-linear texts reflect the violent fragmentation of our bodies, while refusing the containment of geographic and corporeal borders. Mira’s hauntological journeys in time, in death, and relation travel outside the symbolic order and draw energy from the void. 

About the author

Na Mira’s autobody rites have been presented at sites including Seoul Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art; Participant Inc., New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She earned an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She grew up between the US and East Asia and teaches outside.


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