25 Aug –
27 Aug 2021
Participatory performance: Tete-a-Tete
Framer Framed is pleased to invite you to a participatory performance by the Amsterdam-based DAY Collective, titled Tête-à-Tête. This performance takes the shape of a 1-hour conversation through drawing on one’s skin between 2-5 participants, and the collective, which consists of two artists. There is only one rule — no words. The drawing tools: eco-cosmetic pencils.
Dates: 25, 26 and 27 August
DAY Collective is an artistic duo based in Amsterdam, consisting of Dorota Radzimirska and Yulia Ratman. Their works are conceptual and span multiple media, including performances, sculptures, drawings, video, and photo pieces. DAY’s work deals with relations between people as well as between people and their environment in modern societies, characterised by lack of trust, categorisation, alienation, disconnection from nature, and from ourselves. They create cared forms and embodied, intimate experiences that intend to awaken the senses, intuition, and imagination, while also unveiling pre-constructed behaviours and beliefs.
In reaction to digitalisation, isolation, and categorisation of our current times, DAY Collective proposes new forms of embodied connection. The Tête-à-Tête performance will explore new modes of language, based on intuition, silence, imagination, and sensibility.
Tête-à-Tête in Framer Framed is part of the Tête-à-Tête Triptych project, which has three possible contexts: (1) online, (2) public space, (3) art space. The participants are aged 18 and up, and are not required to speak any specific language. The main exhibition space will form the backdrop for this particular session.
Each session has space for 5 participants maximum. Tickets are 5 euros each and can be purchased via links below:
The performance is rooted in three elements:
The state of no words allows the participants to bring the awareness inwards; providing calmness of the mind – the non- necessity to speed up, and relaxing the muscles of the body; it brings greater concentration and focused attention towards one’s own body and the actions of others.
Skin is both a border and a transmitter. It is the most sensitive organ with forty-five miles of nerves, because of which the body can form tactile impressions of the world . “This is how we learn about the world and recognise ourselves in it. More importantly, the skin is, as philosopher Michel Serres argues, a “meta-organ” through which our senses of touch, sight, taste, smell, and hearing function. Skin represents our culture, ethnicity, age, health, our identity.
Touch is both sensuality as well as sensitivity, it is a physical as well as an emotional experience. We can be touched with something as well as by something. It also allows emotions to become knowledge. “Tactile encounter is precisely what permits sympathy and empathy to function as a “bringing near” that “draws others into proximity,” according to Edith Wyschogrod.
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