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Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it’s endless


At 13–15

WHERE

Kuopio City Hall
Tulliportinkatu 31
70110 Kuopio


DURATION

The performance is open to the audience for 2 hours.


Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art winner 2021, will present his new work in Kuopio City Hall. The piece unfolds the politics of desire and traces queer histories.

Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it’s endless is a choreography that reflects on the relations of desire, dance, fragmentation, love (as communality), loss and time.

Through gesture, sensuality, touch and relationality, Baczynski-Jenkins’ practice unfolds structures and politics of desire. Relationality is present in the dialogical ways in which the work is developed and performed as well as in the materials and poetics it invokes. This includes tracing relations between sensation and sociality, embodied expression and alienation, the textures of everyday experience, the utopian and latent queer histories. He approaches choreography as a way of reflecting on the matter of feeling, perception and collective emergence, while indulging in other ways of experiencing memory, time and change.

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins is the 2021 winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art. The prize and the performance at ANTI Festival are funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The performance will be presented at Kiasma after ANTI Festival.

Article photo:
Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it’s endless, 2021– . Photo by Diana Pfammatter.