Dr Kirsi Heimonen is a university researcher at the Centre for Artistic Research of the University of the Arts Helsinki. She is an artist-researcher with a background in dance, choreography, somatic movement methods and experimental writing. Her recent interests in artistic research have focused on silence and, in a multidisciplinary research project, Engraved in the Body, on the way in which mental hospital inpatients’ written memories are interwoven with the environment.