(A Preface to) Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it's endless
Thursday, 12.8. - 7:30pm*
Friday, 13.8. - 8:30pm*
Saturday, 14.8. - 4:00pm*
Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it’s endless (2021- ___ ) is a choreography and a publication that will change, accumulate and unfold differently across it's various iterations. It is a work in fragments and in process, composed of writing in both embodiment and language mediating and meditating on desire, love (as communality), pleasure, loss and time. (A Preface to) is the first iteration of Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it’s endless. Borrowing from the literary figure of the preface, it initiates an ongoing project. (A Preface to) includes a 20 minute fragment of choreography, a soundscape and the first contribution to the publication. As the work continues, the publication will gather further contributions by friends, accomplices and untimely collaborators.
Alex Baczynski-Jenkins is an artist and choreographer engaging with queer affect, embodiment and relationality. Through gesture, collectivity, touch and sensuality, his practice unfolds structures of desire. Previous and solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2019); Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2018); and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017). Baczyński-Jenkins has also presented work at: the 58th International Art Exhibition–La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2019); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2019); Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2017).He is co-founder of Kem, a Warsaw based queer feminist collective focused on choreography, performance and sound as community building practices.
Invited by Christopher Weickenmeier
In collaboration with and performed by Arad Inbar, Beverly "KöTA WALi”, and Thomias Radin.
Live sound: Krzysztof Bagiński
Curatorial advisor: Andrea Rodrigo
Artistic advisor: Krzysztof Bagiński
Production and tour manager: Andrea Rodrigo
Graphic Design: Collin Fletcher
'Rupture / Tremble I' by Ezra Green
'Rupture / Tremble III' by Ezra Green
Image for Love Dies sampled from Filo Magazine
Front cover of Filo Magazine - 1989
'A Dancer', a hand-print taken by Charlotte Wolff for published in Studies in Hand Reading (1936) – thanks to Sam Dolbear
Styling: Arad Inbar, Yonatan Zohar mit Dank an Wsiura
Light Constructions: Jochen Liedtke
Light Set im dialogue with Arad Inbar
Production Klosterruine: Jens Franke
Programm Text: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins
With thanks to: Eva Birkenstock, Marie-Therese Bruglacher, Callie’s, Sara Cluggish, Nikola Dietrich, Sara Entwistle, Jens Franke, Thibault Lac, João Laia, Anja Lindner, Lukas Ludwig, Enad Marouf, Viktor Neumann, Patrick de Rham, Sam Reynolds, Emmilou Rößling, Christopher Weickenmeier
*Due to an injury, we have reduced the number of showings and adapted the times.
Co-Producers and presenters in order of presentation: Klosterruine, Berlin, Arsenic – Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne, Disappearing Berlin - Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Kunstverein Cologne, KIASMA, Helsinki
Developed with the generous support of a residency at Callie’s, Berlin and supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Publication developed with the support of FD13 Residency and DIS-TANZEN in the frame of Neustart Kultur from der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
Image Credit: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it's endless 2021. Rehearsal process at Callie's. Courtesy of the artist.