Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ACT 5: Dhiradj Ramsamoedj: Flexible Man

Saturday 3 September, 2011, at 9.30 am

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Photographs by Christopher Cozier

In September 2011, Alice Yard will celebrate its fifth anniversary as an independent space for creative experiment. We mark the occasion with a programme of events that consider contemporary visual art’s engagement with performance: ACT 5.

As part of our anniversary programme, and continuing our ongoing participation in regional art dialogues, Alice Yard has invited a series of artists from the wider Caribbean to create site-specific actions.

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The second of our anniversary artists-in-residence is Surinamese Dhiradj Ramsamoedj. During his time in Trinidad, he has continued his ongoing Flexible Man project by performing a series of public actions recorded with the help of artists Rodell Warner and Brianna McCarthy.

On Saturday 3 September, at 9.30 am, Ramsamoedj will present and discuss this work during an informal gathering at Alice Yard. All are invited to join in over a cup of coffee. This will also be an opportunity to meet our third anniversary artist-in-residence, Jamaican Charles Campbell.

About the artist:

Dhiradj Ramsamoedj is based in Paramaribo, where he graduated from the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in 2004. His work has been shown in two solo exhibitions, most recently Ordinary People Reloaded (2010) at the Readytex Gallery in Paramaribo; and in group exhibitions in Suriname, the Netherlands, and the United States, notably Paramaribo SPAN (2010) and Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC (2011).

Ramsamoedj’s participation in ACT 5 is supported by the Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo.

Studio Floor

Read Christopher Cozier’s notes on Ramsamoedj’s Adjie Gilas installation at the Paramaribo SPAN blog.

See a portfolio of images from Adjie Gilas with a brief essay by Nicholas Laughlin in the May 2010 Caribbean Review of Books.

Read Nicholas Laughlin’s short essay on Flexible Man in the April 2011 ARC.