Survey by Qualaroo

Ira Brand

Ira Brand is an artist, performance-maker and writer, working across theatre and live art.

Her practice is rooted in the experience of being human, rather than in singular narratives, and strives to make an audience re- consider themselves, and the world within which they live, through work that is evocative and intimate.

Ira's work often draws on autobiography, and research in the form of found images or objects, scientific, biographical, and factual sources. She likes talking to an audience, and her work increasingly includes elements of participation. She often utilises a ‘DIY’ aesthetic, embracing the economy and satisfaction of re-using everyday materials, creating striking imagery through simple means. Ira primarily makes live performance, and her work strives to be visceral, exciting, funny and tender.