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Daily choreographies – Daphna Noy

Daily Choreographies is an art project by Israeli visual artist and dancer Daphna Noy, for which a starting point is the relationship between humans and architecture.  The photographic collages and video work created within the project address the question of how the material structure of everyday life sets rhythms and directions for collective and individual life.

In the exhibition Daily Choreographies, Daphna Noy turns her attention to three architectural ideas of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century that sought to shape new social relations and a new rhythm of life. These are the Wawelberg Colony in Warsaw, the kitchen niche project by Barbara Brukalska, and Israeli kibbutzim. Daphna Noy looks at these phenomena from the angle of the influence of the commonplace, the obvious and therefore sometimes invisible – the architectural infrastructure of everyday life – on shaping social relations and human behavior in one’s immediate environment.

The exhibition was shown in the Market Halls in Gdynia in August 2021 during the Weekend of Architecture festival. This place was not chosen by accident, since Daphna Noy is interested in situations in which her artistic activities, telling about life in architecture and about the rhythms of everyday life, cross the border of typical places for art exhibitions and enter the space of interactions and meetings between people. The choice of such a location is also intended to draw attention to the phenomenon of the Gdynia Market Halls – an outstanding work of interwar modernism designed for the inhabitants of Gdynia, where its original commercial function continues to this day.

The exhibition is the result of the artist’s participation in Cultural Scholarship Program 2019 within the Exercising Modernity project,

Daphna Noy is a visual artist who uses many forms of communication. After receiving a BA in Dance and Choreography (B. Dance with honors) from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, she obtained a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Her works have been presented, among others at Llorar Gallery (Mexico), Florentin Quartet (Tel Aviv-Yafo) and HaShah Residence (Tel Aviv-Yafo). Participant of many international artist residency programs, including AZ WEST (program led by artist Andrea Zittel in Joshua Tree, California), SOMA (Mexico) and Exercising Modernity (Warsaw – Tel Aviv – Berlin), where she received a scholarship for implementation of the project Daily Choreographies. ​

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