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Takeover: #163 Day Collective

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#163 (17/05 - 21/05, 2021) written by Anisa Demirci and Cheyenne Pattiwaël

For this week not one artist, but two, Dorota Radzimirska and Yulia Ratman, will take us on a journey! Together they form DAY Collective. After they graduated from the Rietveld Academy in 2016 they started their collective based on their mutual interest in creating conditions for new relations, and forms of knowledge, together with a conscious approach in using materials.

Dorota and Yulia view art as one big organism. There are no borders between the artist, the art itself and the viewer/participant/audience. They create embodied, intimate experiences and cared forms such as: huggable sculptures, edible sculptures, pencil drawings, woven paintings. Interconnectedness fascinates them. DAY collective creates conditions for new ways of meeting and relating to each other and the world. They go beyond the cultures. The condition of ‘silence’ is recurring in three of their performative projects. It allows them to go beyond the categorization of language.

“Interaction and diffraction are very important to us, our work and process. Diffraction is opposite to reflection. We don’t create reflective works on the world, we create projects within it. Our works evolve within the process.”

Intuition, tactility, imagination and intimacy are keywords for DAY collective. An abstract way of thinking is very important to them. Next to that, unconditional love or universal love and the feeling of unity/being united are forces that drive their work.

“We make research based work. Artistic research is the most open form of research and therefore very unique. There is space for interdisciplinarity which facilitates learning about the world. It’s amazing to see that the attention for artistic research is growing.”

This week Dorota and Yulia will show us past and current projects, as well as a look behind the scenes and their artistic process. Get ready for some interaction, too!

“Interaction is characteristic for our work in general. The borders are blended, so we see the audience as co-creators. We are also works of art ourselves, it’s all connected, one big organism.”

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