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Ittah Yoda

France
From 23 August 2020 to 28 August 2020
Ittah Yoda is laureate 2020 of the VR writing residency of the French Institute and of the VR Arles festival.

Biography

Ittah Yoda is formed by Kai Yoda and Virgile Ittah, who live between Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they have developed their artistic identity as a duo through traditional processes as well as digital technology, a vector of cross-cultural creative collaborations with a strong focus on materiality. This collaboration gives birth to real and virtual forms that attempt to connect with an archaic heritage of humanity and a collective unconscious universally present in the psyche of an individual.

The duo Ittah Yoda highlights the performative dimension of their installation through the active participation of the public. Thus attempts to create a new reality using a rhizomic network of connections between the work and the viewer, linking virtual and physical realities, at the origin of new landscapes and the world to come.The artists Kai Yoda and Virgile Ittah are currently in residence at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, they have also been in residence at the VR Incubator, in partnership with Swsand the Format C organization in Podstrana.

Among their recent exhibitions, we can enumerate : The contour of your dreams (solo), La Petite Galerie, Cité internationale des arts, Paris; Body alights-a fragmented memory (solo) at Sprout Curation, Tokyo; AugmentedSunrise Beneath The Skin in Gr_und, Berlin; European, Foreign & Domestic at Averard Hotel, London; Lightness at White Rainbow Gallery, London and I think mango you say salmon (solo) at Annka Kultys Gallery, London. Solo exhibition is planned at Ovni Festival, Nice in 2020 and an artist in residency atRupert, Vilnius in 2021 among others.

Residency project

Surface to skin is about collective emotional communication by co-creating a hybrid form.

They seek to develop primitive models through forms non-existent in reality to a collective experience, irrespective of their origins in the context of a contemporary multicultural society. 

The visual and sound communication between AI and the public experiencing their VR would result asa constantly changing, moving image displayed on transparent led screen and sound chorus during the exhibition.

By highlighting the performative dimension of their installation through the active participation of the public, they attempt to create a new reality under arhizomic network of connections between the work and the viewer, bridging the virtual and physical realities, forming new landscapes and the world to come.

body alights - a fragmented memory Ittah Yoda
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Ittah Yoda © DR
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Ittah Yoda © DR
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