On 20 January 2013, If I Can’t Dance would like to mark its transition from Edition IV – Affect (2010-2012) into Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication (2012-2014) with a full day seminar at the Goethe Institut in Amsterdam. The seminar will explore the relations between affect and appropriation in artistic practice, with contributions that consider how an understanding of reciprocal investment reconfigures the artistic strategy of appropriation as an act that is based in connecting, acknowledging and being porous to material.
In collaboration with guests Gerry Bibby, Gregg Bordowitz, Jacob Korczynski, Sven Lütticken, Helen Molesworth, and Grant Watson, a series of presentations will unfold that each depart from an interest in affect and appropriation as they are at work in the current projects and research of the guests. The day is orchestrated to include lectures, conversations, screenings, a lecture-performance, music, and a performative intervention in the period rooms of the Goethe Institute. In our midst will be a work by Louise Lawler, as a conversation piece, inspiration and anchor throughout the day. Radio Dedication will be streaming the programme on our website during the seminar.
10:30 Welcome by Frédérique Bergholtz, Tanja Baudoin & Vivian Ziherl.