Fri 17 December until Sat 18 December 2021 19h30-22h00

[Performance] She gave it to me I got it from her by Clara Amaral [Performance] She gave it to me I got it from her by Clara Amaral

rile* welcomes Clara Amaral with her performance work She gave it to me I got it from her, a publication read aloud, disassembling and reassembling the text and its pages. It is a choreography for the hands, the voice, and for the reader.

Friday: 19h30 & 21h00 [waitinglist]
Saturday: 19h30 & 21h00 [waitinglist]

Language: English

Duration: 50 minutes

Reservation: Limited Capacity, register via Eventbrite (see link above).


She gave it to me I got it from her 

a poem that choreographs her hands and voice 

her voice that reads out loud the book 

becoming script 

becoming performance 

becoming archive 

the permanence of her voice in the book 

in the book 

the presence and absence of their names 

She gave it to me I got it from her 

It's a book and a choreography, read out loud and handled by a performer, for a group of people.

Clara Amaral is an artist working with text and performance. Her artistic practice is situated in an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning what it means to be a reader, to be a writer, aiming to expand existing modes of reading and writing. Central to her practice is the investigation of innovative publishing modalities and the performative aspect of writing and language through an intersectional feminist approach.

See the book here

Written and choreographed by Clara Amaral
Graphic Design Ronja Andersen and Karoline Swiezynski
Copy editor Isabelle Sully
Conceptualization and fabrication of objects Olga Micińska in dialogue with Clara Amaral
Published by Kunstverein Publishing

She gave it to me I got it from her was supported by:
Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam
Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam
Members of Kunstverein, Amsterdam
Alkantara, Lisbon
Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Clara Amaral is supported by the stipend Kunstenaar Start from Mondriaan Fonds (2021 – 2022).

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