Interested in archives and different forms of research, Yael Davids presents her work Wingspan of the captive (2021). The sculptures and accompanying drawings take inspiration from the 19th century, The Birds of America (1827) by John James Audubon, which contains a series of paintings and illustrations archiving North American birds. Davids considers the anatomy, behaviour and movements of these birds – exploring what it means to migrate, to study and be studied.This research has compelled Davids to reflect on modes and categories of togetherness. Such kinships transcend fixed, physical geographies, establishing points of connection across generations and diverse cultural backgrounds. Davids has engaged with a local kinship group, introducing them to the Feldenkrais Method in weekly sessions; Slow sequential patterns of movement that cultivate awareness – excavating bodily knowledge – an archaeological performance and practice of care directed towards oneself. These sessions will embody the birds trapped in the pages of The Birds of America.
This exhibition will run until 27 June.
No booking required. Walk-ins welcome.
Find below the average walking distance from this venue to other participating venues.
Lush Building: 9 minutes
Lewis's Building: 10 minutes
Bluecoat: 10 minutes
FACT: 16 minutes
Cotton Exchange Building: 16 minutes
Open Eye Gallery: 17 minutes
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Building: 19 minutes
Tate Liverpool: 21 minutes
Discover outdoor commissions en route by following our Public Artwork Trail. For more information, click here.
Travel by taxi between venues to experience Erick Beltrán's new commission Superposition (2021). Combining lights and music alongside graphic designs, the commission can be experienced across 5 taxis, while on display across the tip-seats of an additional 30 of the fleet. To make a booking call ComCab Taxis on 0151 298 2222 and quote Liverpool Biennial (normal phone and taxi rates apply).