Martyna Lorenc is a movement artist and cognitive scientist born in Poznań (Poland), based in Austria. She completed MSc. studies in cognitive science at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and BA studies in contemporary dance and pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University in Linz.
As a dance performer she’s been member of C.O.V. Company Off Verticality/Rose Breuss and Editta Braun Company, and collaborated as a free lancer with i.e. Georg Blaschke, Rosalind Crisp, Alexandra Waierstall, David Zambrano and others. Simultaneously, Martyna has been creating own works in the field of choreography and performance (latest work Garden of desires), mixing and custom shaping formats (as gallery performances, video art, club techno sessions of guided sensory&imaginary journeys).
Due to Martyna’s education and character, her interests and work are interdisciplinary. Her research involves the topic of touch and attention to sensations and bodily information, with its relation to imagery, memory, communication, healing and transformation. Both artistically and scientifically, she is interested in most diverse ways of inhabiting and discovering the body, its knowledge and capacities, and the role of movement and attention to corporal processes in human functioning.