Learning to Imitate in Absentia
by Yael Davids
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.
Learning to Imitate in Absentia is part two of an investigation that follows on from the first iteration Learning to Imitate.
Yael Davids: Ending with Glass
11 September–13 November 2011
A programme of performances and a talk at the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images celebrating the launch of our new publication The Sensible Stage: