Maia Nichols (b. Berkeley, CA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Her gestures involve play, memory, text and repetition to create conversations between objects, spaces and individuals. She investigates behaviour, interpretation and language to untangle and flatten out ingrained methods of perceiving and moving, providing platforms for discourse surrounding ontologies of difference. She hopes to propose a paradigm shift, llegitimisingpreviously dormant harmonies between the self and what is external to the self. She has exhibited her work in Vancouver, California and Paris. Her most recent performance at the Russian Hall in Vancouver was the culmination of a 2 month long collaborative project with 10 dancers and visual artists.