Marianna Maruyama uses the body and voice as primary agents in her performance-based practice. Her work uses only a few elements – bodies and texts, mostly – but they engage a complex web of relations across geographies, histories, and languages. In her performances, publications, and audio recordings, Maruyama attends to the ‘before and after’ moments of an event, extending the life of the creative encounters that inform her practice. One of her primary interests is translation as an artistic method. Works include: 600 Notes; Deep Body Massage; How Language Moves; Il Milione; and the workshops How to Lose Your Voice. In 2013, she published Three Movements, an artist’s book dealing with the negotiation of a globally shared life after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima. Following an extensive working period in Japan, Maruyama moved to the Netherlands in 2012 and obtained her MA degree from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). She is an artist-researcher at the invitation of the Sedje Hémon Foundation and teaches at the DAI. Based in The Hague, she performs in both contemporary art and music contexts.