Works&Projects

Learning to Imitate in Absentia
by Yael Davids

Images:

  • 1Learning to Imitate in Absentia, Picture This, 2011
  • 2Learning to Imitate in Absentia, Picture This, 2011
  • 3Learning to Imitate in Absentia, Picture This, 2011
  • 4Learning to Imitate in Absentia, Picture This, 2011

Learning to Imitate in Absentia, Picture This, 2011

Synopsis:

Learning to Imitate in Absentia is part two of an investigation that follows on from the first iteration Learning to Imitate, a performance that took place in the Picture This atelier space in May 2010.

Revisiting Learning to Imitate as a score for a new performance, Learning to Imitate in Absentia experiments with the emptiness that appears after a performance.

A central question to this new work is how grief manifests itself in art. Davids feels that performance, by its very nature, carries an element of loss - by it's temporality it progresses towards an end. There is an elegiac sensibility to her process, reinforced by the nature of the actual space - but also by a recent loss in the artists' own life. A notion of grief will inform this work.

Details

Year 2011
Duration 40 minutes
Medium Performance

Credits:

Supported by the Mondriaan Foundation and BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).

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