The body gives simplicity, resistance, or surprise. The mind enables understanding, confusion, or poetry. The emotional responses appear on the way through triggers and memories. Interacting or choreographing evokes all of these parts together.
Dora Đurkesac (b. 1988, Croatia) works in the fields of contemporary dance, new media art, and design research. Her work is shaped through archival, performative and methodological explorations of social choreographies and hybrid ecosystems. In 2020, Đurkesac was the art director of the digital publication exploring changes in the art institution Everything is New at De Appel, Amsterdam. She participated in the Research Academy at ZHDK in Zurich in 2015 and 2018. Her work and performances have been shown in numerous institutions, such as Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; Neu Now, Amsterdam; Kreuzberg Pavilion, Berlin; Spike Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; La MAMA Theatre, New York; and Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavik. She was a part of the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt in 2021. Currently, she develops practices and methodologies in the frameworks of Ecosystems - Rehearsing Collectivity. She lives and works in Berlin.
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