ALEX
BACZYNSKI-JENKINS

THE
TREMBLE

23.05
2019
7-10PM

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 relationality.

The performance is three hours long. You can come in and out as you please.

 

 

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.

 

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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

 

L’opera dell’artista e coreografo anglo-polacco Alex Baczynski-Jenkins nasce dall'incontro di performance e danza, prendendo in analisi le dinamiche queer attraverso i concetti di desiderio, intimità e amore. Una parte fondamentale del suo lavoro consiste nell’uso della performance quale strumento necessario allo sconfinamento in una dimensione altra.Il lavoro di Baczynski-Jenkins si basa sul dialogo ed è fondato su un vocabolario multiforme che spazia dalla micro-gestualità alla poesia, dalla danza alla sua astrazione. Questo lessico prende ispirazione dalla quotidianità di sentimenti come l’amicizia e il desiderio e si fa strumento d’analisi di questi stessi sentimenti.
The Tremble è il primo eposodio della coreografia The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, diviso in quattro diversi episodi. L’opera rappresenta le relazioni che intercorrono tra i sentimenti di affetto, disattenzione, desiderio e perdita. Ogni episodio è caratterizzato da una diversa manifestazione del vocabolario gestuale dell’artista, che i performer interpretano in scambi delicati, intimi e frammentari.

La performance ha una durata di tre ore. Il pubblico è invitato a parteciparvi anche per una durata inferiore.

 

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (Regno Unito, 1987) vive e lavora tra Varsavia e Londra. Tra le sue più importanti mostre, ricordiamo quelle tenutesi presso: Kunsthalle Basel, Svizzera; Foksal Gallery Foundation, Varsavia (2018); Chisenhale Gallery, Londra (2017); Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurigo (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Parigi (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Varsavia (2017); Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York (2016) e Basel Liste (2014). È co-fondatore del project-space queer e femminista Kem a Varsavia. Nel 2018 è stato premiato con l’Arts Foundation Award e il Frieze Artist Award.

 

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Original Credits: Chisenhale Gallery, Londra, 2017

The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together è stata commissionata e prodotta da Chisenhale Gallery, con: Polly Staple, Ellen Greig ed Eliel Jones

Sviluppata in collaborazione e interpretata da: Magdalena Chowaniec, Jia-Yu Corti, Kwabena Darko, Jonathan Gonzalez, Samuel Kennedy, Matthew Morris, Jayson Patterson e Thelma Sharma.
Poesia: Ezra Green
Sound in collaborazione con: Jayson Patterson
Un ringraziamento speciale a: Krzysztof Baginski

Lead Supporter: Gaia Art Foundation. Con il supporto di Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. Un ringraziamento a Delfina Foundation.

Credits: CONVERSO, Milano, 2019

Interpretato da: Jia-Yu Corti, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Thelma Sharma e Tiran Willemse
Curatorial Advisor e Producer: Eliel Jones
Sound in collaborazione con: Jayson Patterson
Live-sound mixing: Krzysztof Baginski
Poesia: Ezra Green