April 2018

      Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers

      If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam with Bom Dia Books, Berlin
    2. If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is pleased to announce the launch of Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers. This publication catalogues the development and trajectory of a cycle of performances of the same name, through which the artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa attempted to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as a recurring subject of his work.

      Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder and published by If I Can’t Dance with Bom Dia Books, the publication documents the six performances in the cycle—Illusion of Matter (2015); The Print of Sleep (2016); Life in His Mouth, Death Cradles Her Arm (2016); Mimesis of Mimesis (2016); Linnæus in Tenebris (2017); Fino Fantasma (2017)—via foldout colour posters of each work, and an essay by Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb which offers descriptions of each performance alongside a reflection on the cycle as a whole.

      The publication is available for purchase online for €19,– from If I Can’t Dance here.

      Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers
      With a contribution by Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb
      Editor: Janine Armin
      Design: Studio Manuel Raeder
      Publisher: If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution in partnership with Bom Dia Books
      ISBN: 978-94-92139-11-5
      colour illustrations, English

      Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s cycle of performances and the accompanying publication, Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers, was commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius), KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK & M, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London). Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.     

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