Like Now (would be good), Bulegua z/b Bilbao ES, 2011
Over the period of a year, the artist Phil Collins worked with a group of artists as tutor within the framework of a project curated by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and within the educational agenda of the two year M.A. programme of the Dutch Art Institute/MFA ArtEZ.
For the project Affect/Production, performative exercises have been explored through a series of workshops with guest artists Simon Will, Sanja Mitrovic, Sharon Smith, and Nick Powell. The monthly sessions were framed theoretically by the field of research of affect, the departure point of If I Can’t Dance’s current collaborative investigation.
Part of the project was a ten day excursion to Bilbao where was intensified their investigation into performance practice with guests and reading sessions. It was worked on an excerpt of the play Crave by Sarah Kane, which became an intimate public speech moment in the last part of the performance, next to snippets of texts by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Adam Frank, L. Borges and William S. Burroughs.
Following an intense week of workshops in Bilbao and Azala, led by Phil Collins and Sharon Smith, the performance Like Now (would be good) was presented at Bulegoa z/b.
Like Now (would be good), Arnhem 2011
With the invaluable support of musician Nick Powell and artist Sharon Smith, the atrists collaborated together in a performance that took place in a parking lot opposite the DAI building. It was part of the programme It Takes More to Stop Us, the graduation show of the Dutch Art Institute for the year 2010/11.