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Helen Mirra


October 3–7 & 10–14, 2016

Meet at the Seating Steps on the High Line at West 22nd Street

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
Lazy day variation on Thursdays 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Helen Mirra (b. 1970, United States) has an art practice which is contingent on the activity of walking, and she makes abstracted, almost theoretical artworks. For Wanderlust, she takes a series of morning walks, cultivating the half-smile, and anyone is welcome to join. Mirra begins the half-smiler walks by introducing the concept of equanimity as described in early Buddhist philosophy, and corresponding ideas about the everyday, somatics, and friendliness. After a brief orientation, participants will set out for a few hours, walking separately in space while together in time, and then meet again for convivial lunch.

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Wanderlust is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support for High Line Art comes from Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. Additional funding is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Dorothy Lichtenstein. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.