Risa Horn is a multimedia performance artist, dancer, and writer who uses her work to explore human connectedness, empowerment and innovation. Her mission is to use joy and play as an access point for exploring healing, human potential, and social action. She is moved to create educational experiences as art, understanding her role as educator to include a personal learning mindset.
In her work, Risa brings attention to moments of the everyday as she embodies an instigator of the wondrous and ridiculous, inventor, adventurer, superhero, and poet. Her explorations in movement and dance enrich and complement her performance practice, which includes distributing books of handwritten poetry that create a digital map as they are continually passed on, interactive sculptural jumpsuits, and artistic actions which comment on social issues and injustice.
Risa has participated in numerous collaborations including: the New Orleans Women Artist Collective, Publication Studio, Boston, Robbins Child, Tracey Bullington, Soliana Gonzalez, Ximena Izquierdo, and Thomas Stevenson. She has presented live work and exhibited at The DeCordova Museum, Samson Gallery, Yes Oui Si Gallery, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has performed an East Coast tour with her dance group.
Visit her project:
Crossing Urban Boundaries