On 29 December 2015, If I Can’t Dance will host a launch of the publication Acoustic Thought and end of year drinks at its Westerdok offices. Acoustic Thought
is a new book by the artist Snejanka Mihaylova edited with and designed by Philip Baber, and published by If I Can’t Dance in collaboration with The Last Books. The evening will include an introduction to and a reading from the book by Snejanka Mihaylova
. The publication will be available for the special launch price of EUR 15,–.
is a poetic exegesis of the Gospel of Thomas: an apocryphal gospel found at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in 1945, containing 114 sayings of Jesus. According to Mihaylova, the Gospel of Thomas "is a poem that listens, where the written is not simply the record of a voice but a radically different dimension of cognition that emerges as an acoustic realm in the formation of thoughts."
includes new texts written by Snejanka Mihaylova
, ‘A Score for Six Voices’ by Lisa Holmqvist, and is illustrated with photographs by Jeff Weber made during a research period at the project space Beirut, Cairo. The English manuscript was first edited by Joe Kelleher.
is the publication made alongside the performance A Song
and the poster Inner Stage.
The works were commissioned by If I Can’t Dance as part of Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication (2013–2014), and were curated by Frédérique Bergholtz and Tanja Baudoin.