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OPEN CALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONTACTED ON 5/2/22

The Border Project Space is pleased to present Afloat, a new performance by Ye’ela Wilschanski, curated by Jamie Martinez:

 

Saturday April 30, May 7 2022, 3:30pm, 5:30pm

The door will open half an hour prior to the performances.

The duration of the performance is approximately 30 minutes.

All four performances are the same. No need to RSVP.

 

56 Bogart st. Brooklyn, NY 11206 Morgan Ave L train

yeelawilschanski.com

theborderprojectspace.com

 

Afloat is a wearable sculpture constructed on a pvc pipe cube. The cube is rotated,

unfolding soft sculptures/ quilts/ garments and ceramic percussion, wind musical

instruments.

 

Wilschanski’s performance practice unravels through the artist’s body as she assembles

and dismantles pseudo-sculptural costumes which alternately constrict her motion and

give new, iconographic meaning to her gestures. Drawing on Jewish storytelling

traditions and Western performance, Wilschanski’s wearable sculptures expose the

ideological weight of clothing and the way that communal beliefs shape the body’s

movement. An article of clothing may be worn by one person, but the codes that it

reinforces suggest the presence of a chorus.


Ye’ela Wilschanki is an interdisciplinary New York based artist. She has performed and

exhibited solo shows at Das Schaufenster (Seattle, MA 2021) mhPROJECTnyc (NYC,

2021), A.I.R Gallery (NYC, 2020), Arts on Site (NYC, 2019), Movement Research at the

Judson Church (NYC 2019), Spring/Break Art Fair (2019). Past group shows include

Another Place Gallery (NYC, 2022), The New School XReality Center (NYC, 2021), A4

Art Museum (2018, Luxelakes, China). Wilschanski has participated in residencies at

MASH Dance House (Jerusalem Israel, 2015), Lake Studio Residency (Berlin Germany

2014), Euginiusz Geppert Academy (Wroclaw, Poland 2014). Wilschanski holds an

MFA from Hunter College (NYC, 2019) and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and

Design (Israel, 2014).

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