February 23, 2009 - Sala Rekalde - Edition III, Episode 2: If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
February 23, 2009

Edition III, Episode 2: If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution

Jon Mikel Euba
Lecture about Re: Horse
de Appel, September 2009
(photo Sal Kroonenberg)

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Edition III – Masquerade. Episode 2

18 December – 19 April 2009

Performance programme:
12 & 13 March 2009

Curators: Frederique Bergholtz and Annie Fletcher

www.salarekalde.bizkaia.net

sala rekalde
Alameda de Recalde, 30
Bilbao 48009 (Spain)

www.salarekalde.bizkaia.net

sala rekalde and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution present Edition III – Masquerade. The second episode of this long-term project includes a presentation in the Abstract Cabinet of sala rekalde, on show until the 19th of April, and a programme of performances on the 12th and the 13th of March.

Edition III – Masquerade is initiated and organised by the rolling curatorial platform If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Departing from the explorations of Edition I – Theatricality (2005) and Edition II – Feminist Legacies and Potentials In Contemporary Art Practice (2006-2007), the current edition looks at how we behave in the ‘common sense’ of our time and how cultural conditions are inscribed in and on the body. By choosing the language of performing as constitutive of the self (rather than masking an essence), the project’s aim is to effect a shift in the way we imagine ourselves.

Inspired by the notion of inclusiveness central to feminist endeavour, Edition III – Masquerade is a collaborative venture. The artists Keren Cytter, Jon Mikel Euba, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Joachim Koester and Sarah Pierce are invited to produce ambitious new works over a period of two years. These developing works are staged and shared with the public at each of the various phases of their development at the partner-institutions. After the prologue at Overgaden (Copenhagen) and the first episode at de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam), the current, second episode takes place at Sala Rekalde (Bilbao). In spring, Project arts centre (Dublin) will account of the third episode, followed by the fourth and final episode in the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) in the winter of 2009/2010.

The programme of performances includes different approaches to the live moment, the addressing of the audience and negotiating the notion of site. Jon Mikel Euba will work with students from the University of the Basque Country and other young artists from Bilbao on a ten-day lock-in experiment. Suchan Kinoshita will develop a performance for attending visitors that considers the performative nature of the art space. Keren Cytter will present a theatrical performance on changing roles and modes of sexual assignation. Sarah Pierce will research the potential and agency of a gathering, while Joachim Koester focuses on the gestures of the individual. Olivier Foulon will narrate a story of painting and the models and masks it produces. The exhibition in the Abstract Cabinet of sala rekalde will elaborate on each of these individual projects-in-development, including works in progress, documentation of previous stages, sources and related printed matter.

Edition III – Masquerade is generously supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, the European Union (Culture Programme 2007-2013), the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, SNS Reaalfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Danish Arts Council and SEACEX, Sociedad Estatal para la Accion Cultural Exterior.

Exhibition
Until 19 April 2009
Keren Cytter, Jon Mikel Euba, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Joachim Koester, Sarah Pierce.
Works in progress, documentation, notes, sources, sketches… .
Abstract Cabinet, sala rekalde

Performance Programme

23-27 February, 2-6 March

Jon Mikel Euba, Re: Writing Re: Horse
Lock-in

Thursday, 12 March

6 p.m
Keren Cytter, Performer/Audience/Mirror
performance
Centro Cívico San Francisco

7 p.m
Olivier Foulon, The Soliloquy of the Broom
lecture performance
Abstract Cabinet, sala rekalde

8 p.m
Sarah Pierce, We won’t fade away
introduction to the project
Chronique d’un Été by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, 1961
screening (original French version with Spanish subtitles) in collaboration with the French Consulate in Bilbao
Abstract Cabinet, sala rekalde

Ongoing Suchan Kinoshita, Choreographies of detours. Public IV with special skills
Main Gallery and Abstract Cabinet, sala rekalde

Friday 13 March

7 p.m
Keren Cytter, Performer/Audience/Mirror
performance
Centro Cívico San Francisco

8 p.m
Joachim Koester, Numerous worlds under narrow bridge
introduction to the project
Abstract Cabinet, sala rekalde

Ongoing
Suchan Kinoshita, Choreographies of detours. Public IV with special skills
Main Gallery and Abstract Cabinet, sala rekalde

11 p.m
Soytomboi in collaboration with Savage Girl, Soytomboi wall
action
Location to be announced

Reading Group

Last January 2009, sala rekalde has initiated a reading group that operates parallel to and in exchange with If I Can’t Dance…’s reading group in Amsterdam. The gatherings are on a monthly basis and are co-ordinated by Aimar Arriola. Please visit the website of sala rekalde for texts and dates.

Visiting Information

The programme is free of charge. Due to limited seats, reservation is recommended. Bookings through salarekalde@bizkaia.net. The language in the performance of Keren Cytter is Spanish. The presentations are in English and will be simultaneously translated into Spanish. For more information please visit www.salarekalde.bizkaia.net or www.ificantdance.org Please note that the programme can be subject to change. Please check the aforementioned sites for the latest updates.

For further information please contact:

sala rekalde
Alameda de Recalde, 30
Bilbao 48009 (Spain)

www.salarekalde.bizkaia.net

or

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Westerdok 606-608
1013 BV Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

www.ificantdance.org

Concurrently sala rekalde is hosting the exhibition of the Korean artist Haegue Yang Symmetric Inequality in the main gallery.

In collaboration with REDCAT, sala rekalde is publishing an extensive two-volume catalogue. The first volume documents the installation Asymmetric Equality produced at REDCAT, and includes texts by curator and REDCAT director Clara Kim, the German philosopher Marcus Steinweg, the curator of the educational program of the New Museum of New York Eungie Joo and the curator of the Walker Art Centre Doryun Chong. The second volume documents the installation Symmetrical Inequality in sala rekalde, and includes texts by Max Andrews, art critic and co-ordinator of the curatorial project Latitudes, Prof. Jie-Hyun Lim, Director of the Institute of Research History and Comparative Culture of the University of Hanyang, and a conversation between Melanie Ohnemus, curator of Portikus, Bart van der Heide, curator of Cubitt, Pablo Lafuente, critic and editor of the journal Afterall, London/Los Angeles, Asier Mendizabal,artist, Leire Vergara, curator of sala rekalde and Haegue Yang. The photographs of the installation are by Begoña Zubero. Both volumes have been designed by Gai Swanlund, Katie Hanburger and Jon Sueda from Stripe, Los Angeles.

sala rekalde
Alameda de Recalde, 30
Bilbao 48009 (Spain)

www.salarekalde.bizkaia.net

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