The next meeting will be tutored by Yael Davids and is taking place at the headquarters of If I Can’t Dance in Amsterdam. Yael will introduce the students to her practice and her ideas on appropriation as an act we perform in our daily life. We will explore appropriation as a manner of responding to situations where we are attempting to adjust and find a position, for instance in the case of immigration or disease. Through performative exercises the group will examine modes of appropriation in the body and in space.
Using the resources that our own work and that of others provides, Occupation Evacuation Transmission assumes the model of a research group to explore ways in which such questions might be answered through a performance-based mode of enquiry. It is conceived as a cumulative process that is lead by questions rather than devised from answers. It seeks to generate itself and establish an insistent collection that is both of and for use, in and of time; of works, or materials, or strategies that might be both presented and subject to new kinds of application. Perhaps it asks an even broader question about the nature of performance itself, as the product or the producer of something like an architecture of recognition and transmission.
Occupation Evacuation Transmission is a project conceived by Ian White in collaboration with Emma Hedditch and Jimmy Robert, and curated by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Coordinated by Tanja Baudoin.