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.

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