Learning to Imitate in Absentia is part two of an investigation that follows on from the first iteration Learning to Imitate.
Picture This is delighted to present a new work 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.
Davids will be setting up residency in the atelier - with objects such as boards and sheets of glass as well text. The resulting show will be open for the public for two days only - 27 and 28 May.
Friday 27th May - 6.30 pm
Saturday 28th May - 1 pm
Performances will be approximately 40 minutes. The work will start promptly. Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Supported by the Mondriaan Foundation and BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
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