30 April 2016

      The Print of Sleep

      KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
    2. Price: Admission included in exhibition ticket

      On Saturday 30 April, as part of the performance programme Sunrise Sunset, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa will present The Print of Sleep (2016). This performance was recently made for If I Can’t Dance’s Introductory Event to Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016), and as the second part of Ramírez-Figueroa’s Corpus commission in which he is developing a cycle of new performances that attempt to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as the recurring subject of his work, and which will unfold across punctuated moments throughout 2016. 

      In The Print of Sleep, Ramírez-Figueroa does this by creating a meditative, dreamlike scene that combines printmaking, varied human surfaces and bedtime rituals. The work will be presented at the conclusion of Sunrise Sunset, with the programme unfolding across a 12-hour rhythm within KW Institute’s various venues—including its exhibition space, courtyard and adjoining house—and to the natural changes of light, which will lay shadows across and spotlight different stage-like settings throughout the day.  

      Sunrise Sunset includes performances by Anna Barham, Auto Italia, Lawrence Lek, Emily Roysdon, and others to be announced, and is curated by Catherine Wood and Adela Yawitz. Further details about the performance programme are available at KW’s website. The performance programme is an accompaniment to the group exhibition, Secret Surface: Where Meaning Materializes

      Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s The Print of Sleep is commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London). www.corpus-network.org

      Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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