Áron Birtalan (they/he, EU) is an artist, musician and experience-maker who makes real-life games, contemporary mystical practices, unusual gatherings, words, thoughts and educational initiatives. Working together with people and their embodied imagination as an artistic medium, Áron facilitates and guides social experiences where participants play together, explore possible ways of being and form intimate bonds with the unknown. Through their work, Áron encourages people to tap into the creative territory where the playful, the magical, the intimate and the funny mingle. Their work advocates for the politics of imagination and intimacy in times of crises.
Áron is currently a research fellow at the DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam and a PhD candidate in artistic research at Stockholm University of the Arts, working on the long-term project titled ‘Your Bones Hold the Shape of What’s to Come’. Next to their artistic activities, Áron speaks, writes about and consults on the areas of play, participation and consent, and co-runs a three-week children’s fantasy camp in rural Hungary.