I Am Going to Be Your Last Teacher: A Workbook
This publication by artist Yael Davids unfolded as a workbook along two different exhibitions: A Daily Practice at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2020) and One Is Always a Plural at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2021). In Eindhoven the exhibition emerged from a three year research cycle facilitated by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Within the Van Abbemuseum, Davids set up an educational structure, initially afterschool care for children, which evolved into weekly Feldenkrais classes (the Feldenkrais Method is a holistic body-oriented technique that believes that movement principles form the basis of every human action, and aims to expand self-image through carefully performed movement sequences).
In Zurich, Davids selected art from the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst’s collection to bring into dialogue with her own works. In this new venue, the Feldenkrais Method played a key role in the design of the exhibition and selection of works. Davids interrogates the potential of the Feldenkrais approach in a completely different area, in the experience of art.
"I am going to be your last teacher. Not because I’ll be the greatest teacher you may ever encounter, but because from me you will learn how to learn. When you learn how to learn, you will realize that there are no teachers, that there are only people learning and people learning how to facilitate learning.” —Moshé Feldenkrais, June 1975
Designed by Linda van Deursen
Published by Roma Publications, 2023
Softcover, 196 pages, color and b&w images,