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Solo show: Ryan McNamara - Survey (over)

22 June 2013 until 4 August 2013
  Ryan McNamara - Survey

Witte de Withstraat 29-31
3012 BL Rotterdam
Netherlands (city map)

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From 15 June to 19 June, Ryan McNamara was present to give personal performances to our visitors. On the basis of the questionnaire you see at the right, available in our showroom, 754,974,720 different performances can be composed.

The performances where filmed and from 22 June to 4 August an installation of videos will be on show of the performances that Ryan and his assistants have made for MAMA's visitors. The installation is simultaneously a performance arena where visitors can organize their own performances using McNamara's instructions.

Ryan McNamara is an artist who makes use of others form part of his work. His work exists by virtue of the public and in the active participation of others, professional or amateur. During the performance project Make Ryan a Dancer [2010] at PS1 in New York, he received 104 days of lessons from different dance instructors. During the presentation of Make Ryan a Dancer, Ryan, followed by the visitors, performed breakdance, classical ballet, etc. throughout the whole of the PS1 exhibition space. In his first major solo exhibition Still [2012], visitors walked into a photo studio. Everyone became a model and posed in madcap scenes with absurd costumes and postures.

Survey is in keeping with MAMA's programme theme 'All Together Now'. 'All Together Now' focuses on participant activated installations and performances where the public play a role but the artist is the catalyst for events and evenings that would otherwise not exist.

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