Yewande YoYo Odunubi is a neurodivergent artist, cultural producer and researcher working in the spaces between curation, performance, dance, research and facilitation. Her practice is centred around the core enquiry: what does the body need to dream? Using a reflexive approach, Yewande places the (and her) body at the centre of her practice, playing and experimenting with different conditions that might nurture and give possibility to a thriving, dreaming self. She is interested in how theory and practice can be processed and actioned in the body through movement.
Alongside friend, poet and curator Rohan Ayinde, Yewande is one half of the wayward, motile collaborative duo i.as.in.we. Working across mediums and between individual practices, i.as.in.we often explores the relationship between source material and final output through acts of collaborative improvisation and experimental process. Imagining blackness as a site through which to navigate, they drift between text, movement, mark-making, video and curatorial projects to develop language(s) that help them map new horizons for being/becoming in this world.
Recipient of the Jerwood Live Work Fund 2021
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The work speaks towards self-permission. The beauty that can be seen and felt in a still moment, a gesture of self-love.
Please do not bid on artwork in our Art on a Postcard auctions if you intend on selling the artwork after you have purchased it. This auction has been organised for charity and all artworks have been generously donated by the artists to raise money for the Hepatitis C Trust. When the work produced for the charity is sold on the secondary market it damages our relationship with the artist and prevents us from fundraising.
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