Darya Efrat (IL)
Kamba Gallery / 28. 12. 2019
Tapping, dragging, singing, breathing- in lightness, in darkness. A pile of tires; solid and heavy, made of a substance obtained by the vulcanization of natural and synthetic rubbers. The same kind of tire that gets my hands dirty when it cracks on the freeway away from home; what I always need but never think about. Tired Out is a visual and physical participatory act by Israeli artist Darya Efrat. A spontaneous moment of interaction, construction, and deconstruction while creating a visual landscape and a point of reflection for performance observers/participants. It is a dialogue between a woman and a tire combining movement, dance, and circus. The performance is a part of a residency in Zagreb focused on collecting, developing, processing and sharing the research process that Efrat has collected over the past year. The performance is part of a residency in Zagreb focusing on collecting, developing, processing and sharing Efrat's year-long research.
Darya Efrat is a multidisciplinary performer working and experimenting with the fusion of visual arts, dance, contemporary circus, and public installation. Originally from Jerusalem, and currently based in Portugal, Efrat graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York with a BA in visual arts and anthropology. She then went on to pursue circus, dance and theater studies in the Sandciel circus school in Israel (2017) and in INAC (Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo) in Portugal (2019). In 2016, she participated in several group exhibitions in New York where she was awarded the Curator’s Selection award. In 2018-2019, she participated in works by Saar Azimi and Michal Samama in Israel. In 2019, she received the i-Portunus mobility scholarship to further develop her work titled “Tired Out”. Darya continues to be actively involved in gathering physical and intellectual information in order to continue refining her personal performative language.
The project is funded by the i-Portunus programme, supported by the Creative Europe program.