DAZ/Zagreb Architects Society, Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 3/1, Zagreb
Tuesday, 05/04 at 8 pm
WHW is hosting artist and choreographer Yael Davids in Zagreb for a research and residency program within the i-Portunus House in April 2022. Yael Davids will be researching Zagreb cultural and artistic scene. During her stay she will hold a lecture and a workshop in relation to her explorations of the Feldenkrais Method. Yael Davids employs the Feldenkrais Method in order to investigate the spatial, kinaesthetic and structural qualities of other artworks and the spectator's own bodily relation to such works as well as the spaces in which they are encountered. She uses it as a research device for comprehending the inner-workings of structures and prevailing tendencies — bodily, institutionally, artistically.
Within the series of public events Evenings with WHW Akademija Yael Davids will present her understanding of the Feldenkrais Method and its possibilities. In her work, Davids focuses on learning conditions and duties of care, and addresses questions such as: How can we reform the prevailing trope of learning as being a competitive, mentally demanding experience? Another question to be tackled through this lecture is also how collective heritage and socially charged narratives become intertwined with the individual’s biography and sensibilities.
WHW would like to thank DAZ/Zagreb Society of Architects for the collaboration on realising the program of Yael Davids’ lecture and workshop.
Program is supported by:
European Commission’s Creative Europe program
European Cultural Foundation
Kontakt Collection / ERSTE Foundation
Foundation for Arts Initiatives
City Office for Culture, Inter-city and International Collaboration and Civil Society
Kultura Nova Foundation
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
The i-Portunus Houses pilot scheme is implemented, on behalf of the European Commission, by a consortium of organisations that have been pioneers of European cultural mobility programmes themselves. Coordinated by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), the i-Portunus Houses consortium involves MitOst (Berlin) as main mobility implementer and the Kultura Nova Foundation (Zagreb) as lead in evaluation and analysis.