1. Performance
      24 November 2016

      Mimesis of Mimesis

      Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
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    2. Mimesis of Mimesis (2016) is the fourth work in a cycle of new performances by the artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, in which he attempts to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as the recurring subject of his practice. Using his body and direct action, Ramírez-Figueroa creates an image related to this history, which he approaches from his lived experience and memory and softens through abstraction. The performance asks questions about duration in terms of the persistence of history and its relationship to the social and individual body.

      The performance will take place within rooms of the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, which was established as an institution for the worldwide study of tropical cultures. The performance will be accompanied by the presentation of the video works of two other performances within the cycle, Illusion of Matter (2015) and Life in His Mouth, Death Cradles Her Arm (2016).
    3. Mimesis of Mimesis is presented as part of If I Can’t Dance’s Finale for Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015 – 2016).

      Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s new work is commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, network for performance practice, www.corpus-network.org. 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.

    1. Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa is one of four artists commissioned by If I Can’t Dance to produce a new work as part of Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016). Using theatre, drawing, literature and sculpture, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, identity and displacement.

      Across the duration of Edition VI, Ramírez-Figueroa will develop a cycle of new performances that attempt to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as the recurring subject of his work.

      Ramírez-Figueroa’s new work is 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.

      1. exhibition and performance

        18 May – 24 September 2017

        Linnæus in Tenebris

        Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
        CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux
      2. performance and screening

        9 July – 13 July 2017

        Edition VI – Event and Duration: Brazilian Tour

        Peter Pál Pelbart, Alejandra Riera, Ueinzz Theatre Company, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard
        Casa do Povo, São Paulo and Fundaj – Arte Contemporânea, Recife
      3. Performance

        24 November 2016

        Mimesis of Mimesis

        Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
        Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
      4. Finale

        24 November – 11 December 2016

        Edition VI – Event and Duration - Finale

        Leonor Antunes, Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Alex Martinis Roe, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart and Ueinzz Theatre Company, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard, and guests Jon Mikel Euba, Alejandra Riera, Michele Rizzo
        Various locations and venues in the east of Amsterdam Centrum
      5. PERFORMANCE

        30 April 2016

        The Print of Sleep

        Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
        KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
      6. INTRODUCTORY EVENT

        24 January 2016, 12 – 6.30pm

        Event and Duration Introduction

        Leonor Antunes, Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Alex Martinis Roe, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard, Vivian Ziherl
        Cygnus Gymnasium, Vrolikstraat 8 (off the Wibautstraat), 1091 VG Amsterdam
      7. NEW EDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

        2015–2016

        Edition VI – Event and Duration

        Leonor Antunes, Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Alex Martinis Roe, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard, Vivian Ziherl
      8. performance

        3 December 2015, 8pm (GMT)

        Illusion of Matter

        Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
        BMW Tate Live: Performance Room, Tate Modern, London
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