September 16, 2019 - If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution - Artists, researchers, fellow program 2019–20
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September 16, 2019

If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution

Pauline Curnier Jardin, Explosion Ma Baby (video still), 2016.

Artists, researchers, fellow program 2019–20

Introduction: October 26–27
Not Yet Shebang, Hettenheuvelweg 16, The Netherlands

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If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution proudly presents its eighth biannual program of artist commissions and research projects that further its dedication to exploring the typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. The program includes new commissions by artists Pauline Curnier Jardin, MPA, and Sands Murray-Wassink, and research projects by Derrais Carter, Sara Giannini, and Lisa Robertson.

Within the commissions, Pauline Curnier Jardin makes her first feature film, extending her interest in rituals that accompany life phases; Sands Murray-Wassink digs, orders, and archives the full inventory of his studio as a durational performance over a period of one year; and MPA creates a new theatre performance in which she focuses on telepathic techniques to move matter.

For the Performance in Residence research projects, Derrais Carter examines the 1970s painting Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes as a rhizome for exploring black intimacy. Sara Giannini looks into the complex ways in which the actor, author, director, and public persona Carmelo Bene (1937–2002) rethought the stage beyond the fictional realm as a philosophical space; and Lisa Robertson continues her research project wide rime on the innovation and cultural movements of rhyme in medieval troubadour poetry.

While each commission and research project follow an individual trajectory of development and presentation, the program will also coalesce around the field of inquiry "Ritual and Display," led by fellow Giulia Damiani and head of archive Anik Fournier. Through If I Can’t Dance’s ongoing reading group, radio broadcasts, and programmed collective moments, we consider how the idiosyncrasies at work in ritual, as well as different articulations of display, can be recognised in performative, visual, and literary work.

By way of introducing the new program, the artists, researchers, and fellow present their works and research currently underway during a two-day gathering. Audiences are invited to come listen, watch, discuss the projects, and meet with their authors on 26 and 27 October at Not Yet Shebang in Amsterdam-Zuidoost.

The 2019-20 program is composed by Frédérique Bergholtz, director of If I Can’t Dance.

If I Can’t Dance is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK).

Not Yet Shebang is a new hybrid workspace initiated by Imagine IC, CBK Zuidoost and Bijlmer Parktheater.

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