26 January 2014

      Inner Stage poster launch and reading

      If I Can't Dance Offices, Amsterdam
    2. If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution invites you to join us at Emma’s for the launch and a reading of Snejanka Mihaylova’s poster on Sunday 26 January at 5pm.

      The poster presents the introductory chapter of Mihaylova’s forthcoming publication in the form of a signature print of 100 copies. The development of her publication takes place over time, in tandem with the various stages of the project Inner Stage, and attempts to forge a closer bond between publishing and performance. As a piece of merchandise the poster assumes its own economy. Purchasing the poster allows further chapters of the book to be produced.

      The poster is on sale for EUR 30,-. It will also be on display and for sale at gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects from 28 January – 22 February, as part of their current Performance Exhibition programme.

      The poster is made in response to If I Can’t Dance’s invitation to its commissioned artists to produce a piece of merchandise and consider the role of materiality and economy within performance practice. It is produced in collaboration with graphic designer Phil Baber and artist Jeff Weber.

      This presentation is one of several upcoming gatherings with the artists of Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication (2013-2014), including Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, and Emily Roysdon. For these occasions If I Can’t Dance’s Offices are dubbed Emma’s, in honour of Emma Goldman, whose inspirational words gave our organization its name.

      Last December Mihaylova engaged in a month-long residency and research period at the art initiative Beirut in Cairo, where she also lead a three-day seminar on voicing and listening. For an impression of the seminar in images and writing, visit her online dossier.

      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution