I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION
If I Can’t Dance’s office opens as a library of books and essays read during the reading group for ‘Social Movement’, and the curatorial research around the artist commissions with Mounira Al Solh, keyon gaskin, Myriam Lefkowitz, and Charlotte Prodger, and the research projects with Rhea Anastas on Adrian Piper and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez on Delphine Seyrig.
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
Free, no reservations required
Snejanka Mihaylova’s book Acoustic Thought is a poetic exegesis of the Gospel of Thomas: an apocryphal gospel found at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in 1945, containing 114 sayings of Jesus. According to Mihaylova, the Gospel of Thomas “is a poem that listens, where the written is not simply the record of a voice but a radically different dimension of cognition that emerges as an acoustic realm in the formation of thoughts”. The book includes new texts written by Snejanka Mihaylova, “A Score for Six Voices” by Lisa Holmqvist, and is illustrated with photographs by Jeff Weber made during a research period at the project space Beirut, Cairo. The English manuscript was first edited by Joe Kelleher.
Editor and designer: Philip Baber
Publisher: If I Can’t Dance in collaboration with The Last Books, Amsterdam and Sofia
64 p, bw ills, 19×26 cm, hc, English, 2015
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