Illusion of Matter (2015), Print of Sleep (2016), Mimesis of Mimesis (2017), Linnaeus in Tenebris (2017)

© Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Illusion of Matter, 2015. As part of BMW Tate Live: Performance Room, Tate Modern. © Tate, 2015, photographer: BrothertonLock

Illusion of Matter (2015), Print of Sleep (2016), Mimesis of Mimesis (2017), Linnaeus in Tenebris (2017)

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (GT)

Using theatre, drawing, literature and sculpture, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, identity and displacement. The Guatemalan civil war and his childhood are recurring subjects in his work, which although often softened by an absurd and humorous approach, fails to conceal the force of history that precedes it. His films and performance consist of powerful images that often have poetic undertones. Playground is presenting a series of four films in a loop.

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s performance videos Illusion of Matter (Tate Modern, Performance Room), The Print of Sleep and Mimesis of Mimesis (If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Edition VI – Event and Duration), and Linnæus in Tenebris (CAPC Bordeaux) are 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.

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Thu 16 Nov 201717:00-22:00
Fri 17 Nov 2017 - Sun 19 Nov 201711:00-18:00

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