Holman / Gisler

Yara Dulac Gisler & Deborah Joyce Holman

Yara Dulac Gisler, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is a performer, dj and social scientist, whose practice emerged out of the desire for a concentrated joint reflection on bodypolitics.

Deborah Joyce Holman is an artist and curator working between Switzerland and London. Her practice explores fabulation as a mode of refusal trough culture, image-making and text.

Explorers Film Club residency: August 2020
TBA: Screening

Unless is a newly commissioned artist moving image by artist and curator Deborah Joyce Holman and DJ, artist and researcher Yara Dulac Gisler. This docu-fiction explores the figure of the trickster, who knows how to navigate an oppressive hegemonic system without fully subscribing to its truths and values. The liminal space created through this political act of resistance lays at the center of Unless. This space is explored as a physical space. It is materialised here as Basel’s industrial neighbourhood Dreispitz, and asks: what would a space look like if forged by our lived realities? What tools is the trickster left with when those provided don’t suffice?

Yara Dulac Gisler & Deborah Joyce Holman, Unless, 2021. HD Film, 16min43. Courtesy of the artists

12. September 2021

Explorers Film Club Künstlerische Forschung zur urbanen Transformation im Basler Dreispitz-Areal / Artistic research on the urban transformation in the Basel Dreispitz area Programm / Program 12. September 2021, ab 12 Uhr: Eröffnung m …mehr

10. September 2021

Pre-premiere «The Missing Fly of Dreispitz» Das Gemeinschaftsprojekt einer bildenden Künstlerin und eines Filmemachers aus dem Süden Chiles springt zwischen Interviews und künstlerischer Fiktionalisierung hin und her: eine pseudo-real …mehr

02. April 2021

We invite you to an insight into the ongoing filming of the fictional documentary by Pilar Quinteros and Patricio Blanche – The Missing Fly of Dreispitz, a small exhibition with unpublished footage, making-of videos as well as sculptures …mehr


Film still: Yara Dulac Gisler & Deborah Joyce Holman, Unless, 2021. HD Film, 16min43. Courtesy of the artists