Using theatre, drawing, literature and sculpture, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, identity and displacement. For this new commission ‘Illusion of Matter’, he further explored the Guatemalan civil war (1960–96), a recurring subject in his work, which although often softened by an absurd and humorous approach, fails to conceal the force of history that precedes it.
The performance is followed by a Q&A at 04:57 with the curator Catherine Wood including questions and comments from the audience received via Tate’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook profiles.
Live streamed from Tate Modern, Thursday 3 December 2015, 20.00 GMT exclusively to audiences online.
For more information: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/performance-and-music/bmw-tate-live-performance-room-naufus-ramirez-figueroa
Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived using online space as its primary medium. The performances themselves take place at Tate Modern in London but are filmed and broadcast live via YouTube to be experienced by an audience worldwide.
BMW Tate Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator, Tate and Capucine Perrot, Tate Modern.