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Untitled (Holding Horizon) is a choreography that continues Alex Baczyński-Jenkins’ engagement with negotiations of desire, the materiality of gestures, and affections of a queer commons. Through sensual, alienated gestures and the box step –a movement used in several social dances– synchronization, pleasure and alliance coexist with disorientation, limitation, and loss.

On the thresholds of visibility and invisibility, the performers navigate the fluctuating dynamics of collectivity, intimacy, and interdependence. They affect, and become affected by, the live mixed sound and light, while repetition and duration elicit shifting perceptions and associations. A memory of a rave, a ghostly gathering, a celebration and mourning, a militant congregation, a pastoral imaginary. In this altered state, the box step becomes a vessel for the limit as material.

Untitled (Holding Horizon) relies on a durational experience. The audience will be able to enter and leave the space at their leisure.

CREDITS

Choreography
Alex Baczyński-Jenkins

In collaboration with and performed by
Aaa Biczysko, Ewa Dziarnowska, Rafał Pierzyński, Ronald Berger and Sigrid Stigsdatter

Developed with
Aaa Biczysko, Ewa Dziarnowska, Rafał Pierzyński, Sigrid Stigsdatter, Tiran Normanson. With special thanks to Billy Morgan

Developed as part of Kem’s residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

Production manager
Ola Knychalska

Live sound and lighting
Krzysztof Bagiński

Sound research
Jana Androsova, Krzysztof Bagiński, Tobias Koch and Filip Lech

Styling advice
Rafał Domagła

Originally commissioned for the 2018 Frieze Artist Award, in partnership with Delfina Foundation, and presented as part of Frieze Projects, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt

Duration
3h

A production by
Alex Baczyński-Jenkins Studio

Studio Director
Andrea Rodrigo

Studio Manager
Sarie Nijboer

Management Consultant
Rui Silveira – Something Great

Distribution
Something Great

Previous presentations include
London’s Frieze Art Fair, UK, 2018
58th Venice Biennale in the context of Meetings on Art with Delfina Foundation, Venice Italy, 2019
Kunsthalle Basel as part of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ solo exhibition Such Feeling, Basel, Swizerland, 2019
Arsenic – Centre d’Art Scénique Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2020
Ephemera Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2020
De Singel – International Arts Centre, Antwerp, Belgium, 2021 Santarcangelo Festival, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy, 2022 Sophiensaele, Berlin, Germany, 2023
Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2023