zürich moves!: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins – «The Hole Together»

"The hole together" episode of "The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together" (2017). Produced and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist. © Mark Blower

25.03.2018, 14:00

(4 hours, come and leave as you like)
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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 Hole Together is the fourth 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.

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (born 1987, London) lives and works in Warsaw and London. He is co-founder of feminist and queer project space Kem in Warsaw. He has presented works at the Chisenhale Gallery, London, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, (all 2017) Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, and Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, (all 2016). Baczynski-Jenkins was UK Associate Artist at Delfina Foundation, 2015 and 2016. He was a fellow at the Home Workspace Program, Beirut 2012/2013.


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Performed by Jia-Yu Corti, Kobe Darko, Agata Grabowska, Jayson Patterson und Thelma Sharma

The Hole Together is part of The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together (2017), produced and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London

Sound design in collaboration with Jayson Patterson

With thanks to Krzysztof Baginski, Aaron Cezar, Ellen Grieg, Eliel Jones, Adam Linder, Enad Marouf and Polly Staple

Lead Supporter: Gaia Art Foundation
With additional support from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and the Delfina Foundation

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