25 May 2016, 8pm

      Performance: thinking through Event and Duration

      Abramović / Ulay, Chris Burden, Allan Kaprow, Sef Peeters, Ulrike Rosenbach
      LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam
    2. Tickets: €7,5/ student €5

      For the third year, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’s director Frédérique Bergholtz and curator Susan Gibb, have been invited by LIMA to curate a screening programme from their rich collection of media artworks that follows the thematic line ‘Performance’. For this year’s screening, they will do this by selecting works that relate to the current field of research for If I Can’t Dance’s biannual programme, Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016).

      The screening will include four durational performance works from the seventies—Abramović / Ulay’s Incision (1978), Allan Kaprow’s Then (1974), Sef Peeters’ The 61 Hours in de Appel Band II (1976) and Ulrike Rosenbach’s Sorry Mister (1974)—within which bodies are presented undertaking an action over an extended period of time.

      The programme will close with a screening of an interview with the artist Chris Burden conducted by Alexis Smith, who appeared alongside him in many of his performances. Recorded in Italy in 1975, the interview sees Burden and Smith reflect on examples of his early performance works, describing the reactions of the audience, and indicating a movement away from the life threatening performance with which Burden made his name.

      The screening programme will be followed by a live interview with the artist Sef Peeters.

      This screening is part of the LIMA Collection 2016, which invites guest curators to present different (hi)stories of media art through thematic explorations of the LIMA Collection. The programme is supported by AFK and the Creative Industries Fund NL.
      If I Can't Dance,
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