For A Reading that Writes—A Physical Act II, Amsterdam-based artist Yael Davids developed a new performance together with Los Angeles–based dance artist Taisha Paggett, which took place within the gallery installation. The performance was inspired by Davids’s description of the landscape surrounding the kibbutz where she grew up: “Uphill were the beautiful ruins of the old Arab village Suba. We called it ’the Arab Tzuba,’ not fully realizing what that meant. We loved walking there as kids. It was a beautiful place with a beautiful view—this was nature.” As the script developed, the audience learned that the landscape had been the site of a Palestinian village, its population displaced and its buildings dilapidating into nature.
Artis presented an opening night reception of the exhibition, Davids’s first solo project in the US.