On 9 and 10 November 2011 at 20:00 hrs, If I Can’t Dance, in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, presents two evenings with Jeremiah Day.
A structured improvisation incorporating movement, speech, slide-show and accompanied by the musician Bart de Kroon, each evening will have a different trajectory. Dealing with the problems of transmissibility and the conflicts of public life, this site-specific work will take place at the Miles Building, located in the new commercial office area of Amsterdam Zuidas.
Due to possible security restrictions it is requested to reserve in advance. Tickets: EUR 7,50 to be paid in cash at the door. We ask you to make a reservation by writing to email@example.com.
The Miles Building is located on the corner of Gershwinplein and the new De Boelegracht on Amsterdam’s Zuidas. The building is at a 5 minute walking distance from Amsterdam Zuid metro and train station. You will receive a detailed route description upon reservation.
In an earlier work of Jeremiah Day, the memorial for the squatters, a series of questions were asked:
If this space for such talking – reflection, debate, discussion – does not exist, can we build it?
Why, or why not? What are the concrete reasons?
And since it seems clear that we have not built it – have not built this space for reflection – what indeed have we built? If we don’t have such a place for discussion, what do we have?
In outline, these questions frame a backdrop for the ongoing new work by Day, commissioned by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Previous elements of this commission include a performance last June in the Gdansk shipyards; and a presentation of work as part of the exhibition Work at Essays and Observations in Berlin. Ongoing efforts include the negotiation with Lidl Corporation over a former checkpoint in East Berlin, and in early Spring 2012, If I Can’t Dance, in collaboration with Site Gallery, presents a solo exhibition of Jeremiah Day at Site Gallery in Sheffield; a publication is forthcoming.
Jeremiah Day is one of five artists commissioned by If I Can’t Dance to make a new work as part of Edition IV – Affect (2010-2012). If I Can’t Dance’s programme is financially supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Culture Programme of the European Union, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. With thanks to Arcade Fine Arts and Ellen de Bruijne Projects.