Milan MI 20122
London and Warsaw-based artist and choreographer Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ work occurs at the intersection of performance and dance, examining queer politics through ideas of desire, intimacy and love. A central part of his work is the use of performance as an agent for what he describes as ‘other-worlding’. Baczynski-Jenkins’ work is dialogic and he develops vocabularies that range from micro-gestures to poems, social dances and their abstractions. These vocabularies pick apart everyday practices that emerge in situations such as friendship and desire. The Tremble is the first episode of the choreographic work The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together which unfolds over four episodes. The work enacts a choreographic mediation on the relationships between affection, distraction, desire and loss. Each episode has its specific embodied vocabulary through which the performers navigate intimate and fragmentary exchanges, reflecting on the edges of subjectivity, corporeality and
The performance is three hours long. You can come in and out as you please.
Original Credits: Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2017
The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together was commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, with: Polly Staple, Ellen Greig and Eliel Jones
Developed in collaboration with and performed by: Magdalena Chowaniec, Jia-Yu Corti, Kwabena Darko, Jonathan Gonzalez, Samuel Kennedy, Matthew Morris, Jayson Patterson and Thelma Sharma.
Poetry: Ezra Green
Sound developed in collaboration with: Jayson Patterson
With special thanks to: Krzysztof Baginski
Lead Supporter: Gaia Art Foundation. With additional support from the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. With thanks to Delfina Foundation.
Credits: Converso, Milan, 2019
Performed by: Jia-Yu Corti, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Thelma Sharma and Tiran Willemse
Curatorial Advisor and Producer: Eliel Jones
Sound material developed in collaboration with: Jayson Patterson
Live-sound mixing: Krzysztof Baginski
Poetry: Ezra Green
Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (born 1987, London) lives and works in Warsaw and London. Previous and forthcoming solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (Sep-Oct, 2019); Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2018); and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017). Baczysnki-Jenkins has also presented work at: Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (both 2017); Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (both 2016); and Basel Liste (2014). He is co-founder of feminist and queer project space Kem in Warsaw. Kem have recently realised projects at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (Kem Care, 2017) and are currently on a one-year residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Three Springs, 2018-2019). He was a fellow at the Home Workspace Program, Beirut between 2012-2013. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Arts Foundation Award and the Frieze Artist Award.
20122 - Milano
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