9 March 2014

      Book launch Matt Mullican's Pure Projection Landscapes

      Vanessa Desclaux and Will Holder
      If I Can't Dance Offices, Westerdok 606-608, Amsterdam
    2. On Sunday 9 March at 5pm, If I Can't Dance and San Serriffe present Matt Mullican's Pure Projection Landscapes, a publication on Matt Mullican's hypnosis performances that includes a selected overview of Mullican's works on paper. The launch will include a lecture by curator Vanessa Desclaux and a reading by Will Holder.
      Desclaux's research centers on Mullican's longstanding practice of performing under hypnosis as an engagement with the production and representation of fictional characters and multiple states of consciousness. Desclaux analyzes the hypnotic trance as a practice of relationships and encounters - of the hypnotist and the hypnotized, with an audience, but also of the artist with himself.

      The launch is the third occasion of Emma's, a series of gatherings at the If I Can't Dance headquarters that offers intimate presentations and conversations emerging from our current programme in an informal setting with drinks, snacks and music. For this presentation a selection of books from the San Serriffe art book shop in Amsterdam will be offered for sale.

      Matt Mullican's Pure Projection Landscapes
      Vanessa Desclaux with Matt Mullican
      Published by If I Can't Dance
      Design by Will Holder
      EUR 15,-
      order from info@ificantdance.org
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