5 April 2018, 7pm

      Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers

      Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Frédérique Bergholtz, Susan Gibb
      grunt gallery, Vancouver
    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 will be launched on 5 April 2018 at 7pm at grunt gallery, Vancouver in the presence of the artist, and If I Can’t Dance’s Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb, and alongside the exhibition of the complete collection of video works documenting the performance cycle. This event and exhibition is held by grunt gallery as part of Capture Photography Festival. Further details are available here.

      The publication is also 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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