Luïza Luz – Planetary Embodiment
Luïza Luz (they /them) is an artist from São Paulo, Brasil and based in Berlin, Germany. Luïza Luz investigates multisensorial ways of learning and sharing emancipatory knowledge. Their work spans the human and more than human worlds, engaging with intuitive, theoretical, and practical approaches towards intersectional environmentalism, language, and planetary narratives that actualize the concept of nature as a living entity, and a subject of rights. In the fields of performance, sound, installation, sculpture, and painting, they collaborate with both digital and organic entities to co-create immersive, and participatory ecosystems.
As an extension of their artistic work, Luïza Luz teaches the seminar “Planetary Embodiment” at the Berlin University of Arts for students and non-students, while concluding their masters thesis at the Art in Context Institute. Through this course and other projects, they strive to contribute to a broader movement towards structural change, and radical imagination while expanding timelines of care, reparation, and belonging.
They graduated in Visual Arts (2017) and studied with Indigenous authors such as Ailton Krenak and were awarded a scholarship by the Ecologist Fritjof Capra. In 2017 they published the book “T(t)ERRA: Artistic Pedagogical Approaches for The Cultivation of Ecological Cultures”.