Book Launch — Performance

Ritual and Display: launch reader

13 May 2022
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Westerdok 606–608
1013 BV Amsterdam
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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our Westerdok studio for the launch of our sixth reader, Ritual and Display. The reader series documents our institutional research into the fields of inquiry that accompany each of our editions. While in our first edition we explored the notion of Masquerade, followed by the research themes AffectAppropriationEvent and Duration, and Social Movement, the past edition (2019-21) focused on Ritual and Display.

Edited by Giulia Damiani, the If I Can’t Dance research fellow for the programme Ritual and Display, the publication weaves together notions of preparation, magic, landscape, bodily writing, feminist thinking, prophecy and contemporary performance practices. 

Come by and join us for a toast in the presence of Damiani, artist Kent Chan, who has created an artistic intervention in the publication, and Joris Kritis, the designer of the If I Can’t Dance Reader series. During the launch, the reader is available for the special Amsterdam Art Week price of €15 (instead of €20).