A Daily Practice

A Daily Practice

researchers:

Yael Davids (GRA)

With this research, Yael David works towards a ‘Creator Doctus’ (CrD) degree.
More information about this degree.

research question: How can the perceived limitation acquire a certain legibility that like a compass may reveal an alternative route towards (self-)understanding and institutional understanding?

Inspired by the work of Dr Moshé Feldenkrais, whose methodology seeks to cultivate acute bodily and mental awareness, Davids deploys weekly Feldenkrais sessions as a meditation on the potential for an institution to exert a refined, heightened sense of listening towards its inner-workings, its collection, and its transactions with artists and the public. With each session taking place on the floor and with all members of the institution invited to participate, these sessions operate as an exercise in horizontality, unity and democracy.

Extending the research to the institutional framework of pedagogy, the forthcoming phase places emphasis on locating a connection between established systems of pedagogy and hermeneutic methods of knowledge production. The question posed is how to integrate (self-)awareness around limitations within a pedagogical context and how can both student and teacher reorientate the value placed on limitations? How can the perceived limitation acquire a certain legibility that like a compass may reveal an alternative route towards (self-)understanding?

partners: Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven)

Supervisors: Nick Aikens (Van Abbe) and Sher Doruff (Rietveld Academie)