Energetic Tickle

Ana Prvački

Single-channel video, HD colour with sound
Duration: 2 min 33 sec
Edition of 5

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Energetic Tickle is the second of a series of videos on anxiety and wellness. This episode focuses on social distancing and challenges its emotional, transmissive and physiological implications. Through body and sound Prvački introduces us to a new way of greeting people that enables us to keep all parties safe. We are offered a gesture to communicate the variety of emotions behind our face masks while compensating for the lack of a sense of touch.

About the Artist

Ana Prvački’s training and background in music, theatre, mask work, architecture, fine art and beekeeping inform a cross disciplinary practice that ranges from painting to video, performance and augmented reality. Her experimental approach includes scientific research, behavioral study and emotional affect in a strategy for creating unique experiences and an environmentally conscious artistic practice. She has realized solo exhibitions and projects at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; and the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin. Her work has also been included in many international exhibitions, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial, 1st Singapore Biennial and dOCUMENTA 13. Her performances have been commissioned by the LA Philharmonic and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, among others. Prvački’s solo exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco won the 2020 Webby Award for its use of augmented reality and is recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for its significant achievement.

Ana Prvački will be presenting her works at Yeo Workshop.