Jen Rosenblit and Geo Wyeth
Piles of crushed peanuts shells, shaved grass, a grim reaper and an imaginary bull fight all inside the constant maintenance of a plastic covered space. Swivel Spot is concerned with preservation. It is clear that something is gone, haunting the area are the remains, a skeleton of logic from something that no longer applies. Still, these things don’t just go away. We hover in this spot, an area likened to a dump, a graveyard for parts or a recycling shed. Each encounter offers what feels monumental without reason; a leaking, a cracking open, momentary ramming, a passageway as if with the right amount of petting, we might arrive in that afterlife or submit to that underworld. We are three because two would be too few and together, we separately approach aloneness.
Jen Rosenblit makes performance in New York City and Berlin concerned with bodies, architectures and ideas while troubling desires for togetherness. Rosenblit has received commissions from The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, Issue Project Room, The Chocolate Factory and The Invisible Dog Art Center. Rosenblit’s recent works have lead her on an inquiry toward the uncanny and maintenance of care. Rosenblit currently collaborates with Simone Aughterlony. Roseblit’s new solo work, Stand In, is a coproduction of Sophiensaele (DE) and Chocolate Factory (NYC).
Geo Wyeth works with music, performance, installation, and video. Presented at The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MoMA PS1 (Greater New York 2016), LA MoCA, The New Museum, New York Live Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Boston ICA, Kate Werble Gallery, La MaMa Theatre, Human Resources, The Pyramid Club, and Joe’s Pub. S/he was recently in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten for the years 2015/2016 in Amsterdam and is currently based between Rotterdam, NL and New York.
Photos: Paula Court
Concept Jen Rosenblit Creation Jen Rosenblit, Geo Wyeth and Alexia Welch Performance Simone Aughterlony, Geo Wyeth and Alexia Welch Sound Geo Wyeth Lighting Nica Ross Technical Direction Anna Lienert Dramaturgy Joshua Lubin-Levy Production Support Alexia Welch Multipurpose Tool and Podium, Fabrication Abigail Lloyd Jacket Quinn Czejkowski
Swivel Spot was commissioned by The Kitchen; and made possible with support from the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; commissioning and project support from Jerome Foundation; a Late-Stage Stipend grant from the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation; annual program grants from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, developed with support through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; with support from Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory; and residency support from Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
March 19, 19h (60mins)
Straight after the performance we kindly invite all participants to our NO FEAR IN ASKING Artists Talk. We establish a brave space to share vivid emotions. No question is stupid, no answer is dumb. We meet to understand.
Talks are moderated by Katarzyna Szustow.
@ Tanzhaus Zürich
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