Alex Baczynski-Jenkins: The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together

20 Jan 2017 – 12 Mar 2017

Event times

Exhibition opening hours:

The tremble, Thursday 19 January, 7pm
The symptom, Thursday 2 February, 7pm
The swell, Thursday 16 February, 7pm
The hole together, Thursday 2 March, 7pm

Every Friday-Sunday 2-6pm

Cost of entry

This exhibition is free to attend and there is no booking required.

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Chisenhale Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Chisenhale Gallery presents The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, a new body of work and the largest commission to date by London and Warsaw-based artist and choreographer Alex Baczynski-Jenkins.


For his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Baczynski-Jenkins presents a choreography that unfolds across the duration of the exhibition, examining the relationships between affection, distraction, desire and loss. Performed by Baczynski-Jenkins’ collaborators and presented within a minimal and adaptive set, the choreography incorporates two interwoven temporal formats: fortnightly ‘Episodes’ on Thursday evenings, followed by extended ‘Fugue’ performances every Friday to Sunday, 2-6pm. 

The work traces queer affinities across social practices, art forms and timeframes, in which bodies simultaneously experience pleasure and deficit. Here, dance, gesture, sound and spoken word contribute to an embodied vocabulary through which the performers navigate intimate and fragmentary exchanges, reflecting on the edges of subjectivity, corporeality and representation. 

During the days that the gallery is closed to the public, Baczynski-Jenkins and his collaborators rehearse and develop the next Episode, transforming the gallery into both a performance space and a live production house. 

This commission develops Baczynski-Jenkins’ interest in negotiations of desire and the materiality of gestures, as well as the stagings and affections of queer commons.   

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