If I Can't Dance Tonight with Aurélien Froment & Youri Dirkx

'In Order of Appearance'
Tuesday, January 26 2010, 20:00 hrs

Upcoming 'If I Can't Dance Tonight' features Aurélien Froment and Youri Dirkx, who will present the performance 'In Order of Appearance'. The performance questions ways of presenting an artwork. The presentation takes place amidst architecture made of paper, modelled on the white cube of the museum. This draft version of the gallery space is used here as an operating table, an abstract playground where objects and artworks are transformed in one way and then another, exploring their identity and functions. The piece explores the different viewpoints that one has of objects according to their context of exposition. Read more »

'In Order of Appearance' is coproduced by STUK art centre, Leuven, and If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and is supported by Etant donnés and the Kadist Art foundation.

If I Can't Dance Tonight is generously supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, SNS Reaalfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

About Aurélien Froment & Youri Dirkx

Aurélien Froment (born 1976 in Angers, France, lives and works in Dublin) explores how the periphery of display systems, understood in a broad way, operates: from the gallery walls to the screen to book pages. With the complicity of actor Youri Dirkx, his interest in the exhibition medium has recently broadened to theater. After Playground in Leuven, the New Festival of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and in New York for Performa 09, the performance will be presented at Frascati, Amsterdam. Froment’s work has been internationally exhibited, notably at the CCA Wattis, San Francisco, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Youri Dirkx (born 1972 in Belgium, lives and works in Brussels) studied acting at the Kleine Academie from 1992 until 1995. Since 1997 he is a member of the Brussels based theatre company called Tristero (www.tristero.be). He also worked as a performer on several projects by visual artist Dora García. In 2008 as well as in 2009 he received a grant for personal artistic development from the Arts Department of the Flemish Community.

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