January 18, 2016 - If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution - Launch of Edition VI – Event and Duration
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January 18, 2016

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

Launch of Edition VI – Event and Duration
Introductory Event
January 24, 2016

Launch: 12–6:30pm

Cygnus Gymnasium
Vrolikstraat 8
1091 VG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

eventandduration.ificantdance.org

Launch of Edition VI – Event and Duration
Introductory Event
January 24, 2016

Launch: 12–6:30pm

Cygnus Gymnasium
Vrolikstraat 8
1091 VG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

eventandduration.ificantdance.org

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution proudly presents its latest biannual programme of artist commissions and research projects, Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–16). Referencing modes of time, If I Can’t Dance’s interest in "Event and Duration" emerges from an acknowledgement that bodies, living and nonliving, are spatial and temporal beings. Through this consideration of the subject and object within the conditions of time and space, across Edition VI, "Event and Duration" will be thought through in terms of lived relations, movement, encounter, and experience with the desire to open onto questions of political change and potential futures.

The programme of Commissions for Edition VI includes new works by artists Leonor Antunes, Alex Martinis Roe, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Joke Robaard. Within If I Can’t Dance’s Performance in Residence programme, that approaches performance-related practice through production-led research, curators Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich will create an expanded version of an archive for Toronto’s 1983 watershed exhibition Chromaliving: New Designs for Living; poet and scholar Fred Moten and the artist Wu Tsang will continue their collaboration to produce a series of “chance events” under the title Gravitational Feel; philosopher Peter Pál Pelbart will create a new work departing from his involvement in the Ueinzz Theatre Company based in São Paulo; and Vivian Ziherl will work with and translate an act from the unpublished manuscript of a play about the general strike, written by Dutch poet and socialist Henriette Roland Holst in 1925.

Introductory event
Edition VI – Event and Duration will be publically launched at an introductory event in Amsterdam on January 24, 2016, and will include lectures, presentations, screenings, installations and performances from all of the commissioned artists and researchers. The event will take place at the Cygnus Gymnasium, located at Vrolikstraat 8 (off Wibautstraat) in Amsterdam—a building designed between 1952 and 1956 by the Dutch architect J.B. Ingwersen (1921–96), and inspired by Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation and its principals of living, functionalism and frank expression of materiality. Originally built as a technical college, for which the transparency of the building’s design and construction served as a learning model, today the building is in operation as a school for secondary students.

For the introductory event, the programme of the day will move through the building inhabiting selected classrooms and areas as the backdrop for each artist and researcher to present the first stages of their projects. Set within the context of the school, the introductory event hopes to provide a space of learning, becoming and for the testing of ideas, and is the first in a series of public moments that will follow Edition VI’s field of research, "Event and Duration."


Reservations: bookings [​at​] ificantdance.org
Language: all sessions are held in English
For the full programme, visit eventandduration.ificantdance.org

Edition VI – Event and Duration is curated by Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb.

The programme of If I Can’t Dance is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the municipality of Amsterdam, and Ammodo. If I Can’t Dance is a member of Corpus and Performance Platform.

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