Appropriation and Dedication
If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution's year long course at DAI is constructed around sessions with Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova and Emily Roysdon. Alongside a shared interest in working performatively, all five artists have adopted a responsiveness to If I Can't Dance's research field, of 'appropriation and dedication'. With this research field they express their interest in how acts of appropriation -or making something one's own- might be considered as acts of acknowledgement, homage and mutual influence. The course is coordinated by If I Can't Dance curators Susan Gibb, Tanja Baudoin and Vivian Ziherl.
– COOP Academy, Dutch Art Institute