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Hunter Project presents Time Machine

Hunter Project
Hunter Project
is an ongoing collaboration between Mira Hunter and her husband Derek Hunter. They presented their first major installation Time Machine in 2008, a multi-media installation involving film, binary sound recording and a nomadic yurt sound structure. They are currently working on a companion piece to Time Machine, working title Time Bomb. Time Bomb is a different look at reparative/restorative potential in art. Inspired by Fischli/Weiss and Mary Mattingly's future human Navigators, it will playfully document a post apocalyptic/ apocalyptic moment when nature and the common animal will raise a Molotov cocktail in the name of environmental injustice, through bullet time photography, stop motion animation, super 16 film, video and a rotating tripod machine. The final work will be projected as if through a periscope from an underground bunker watching the world above, within an artificial cave-like viewing structure. The following work, working title Time Capsule, and last work of the Time Machine Trilogy will be the animated monologue of a microscopic, permanent, future robot. Originally created by humans to witness a single lifetime, it is now drifting introspectively, a century beyond it's own planned usefulness. It will be viewed projected on a screen in a large wicker nest structure, which will physically respond to points in the film by releasing scented mist or vibrating gently. They are currently designing the primary character and in consultation with a multi-linguist translator who will be designing the robot's language.

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Waterpod™

Waterpod™ Project
Waterpod™
was a floating, sculptural, eco-habitat designed for the rising tides. It travelled the 5 boroughs of New York City during the summer of 2009. Waterpod™ demonstrated future pathways for water-based innovations. As an experiment in sustainable, navigable living space, Waterpod™ showcased the critical importance of the environment and art, serving as a model for new living, d.i.y. technologies. It illustrated positive interactions between communities: private and corporate; artistic and social; aquatic and terrestrial, while exploring the cultural richness of New York's 5 boroughs. Waterpod™ embodies self-sufficiency and resourcefulness, learning and curiosity, human expression and creative exploration. With this project, we hoped to encourage growth and progress as we visualized the future.

Waterpod™ intended to prepare, inform, inspire, provoke, and fortify humanity for tomorrow's exterior explorations.

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Public Whiring Dervish

Public Whirling Project
An original form of whirling in Mongolia was thought to have been practiced by nomadic tribes as a healing ceremony. Though the connection between these tribes and what is recognized as traditional whirling in Turkey has yet to be academically confirmed, their is a similar emphasis on the potential for physical healing in the ceremonies of the Mevlevi Sufi dervishes. Based on the idea that human beings can be positively affected by exposure to whirling, Mira created this project with the intention that these same benefits could be harnessed to bring that energy to places in need. Each ritual is performed in a devastated in environment. To date most of the locations have been urban, including ship yards, subway platforms and alleys in depressed neighbourhoods. These events have been documented with photography by Derek Hunter, Jordan Junck and love greg.

A short history of Mevlevi whirling >>
Watch web video of Mira Hunter whirling >>

Mira Hunter

Secret Tribe Project
Mira Hunter is one of the original members of Secret Tribe, Mercan Dede (aka Arkin Allen)'s ongoing performance ensemble. Secret Tribe has included Kani Karaca, Ihsan Özgen, Misirli Ahmet, Ilhan Ersahin, Peter Murphy, Natacha Atlas, Azam Ali Musafir, Ilhan Ersahin, Jamaledeen Tacuma, Hugh Marsh, Omar Sosa, Mich Gerber, Fazil Say, Susheela Raman, Trans Global Underground, Dhafer Youssef, Coldcut, Dhol Foundation, Emma Shaplin, Ludavico Eunadi and Trilok Gurtu and toured to Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Arezzo Wave (Italy), Skopje Festival (Macedonia), Moers Festival (Germany), World Roots Festival (The Netherlands), Etnosur (Spain), Rhythm Sticks Festival (UK) and many others.

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