#coinciding #dialoguing #(impersonal)affect

HOW TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE OBSCURE BUT UBIQUITOUS INTENSITY OF IMPERSONAL AFFECT?


/Jane Bennett, Vibrant Matter. A Political Ecology of Things, 2010/


"People that I don’t know well are staying at my place. When they are around I am tensed. I am repeating things, like standing up and looking at the oven, then coming back to have my tea, then standing up again..."

This performance is based on fragility of improvisation and (impersonal) affect that becomes a common ground for everyone engaged in the situation. Stretching time, navigating the gaze, generating the space for feelings and fabulations to emerge. Performers and visitors together form a collective body that carries out the work of fabulating - primarly by the fact of being enmeshed (physically and semantically) together.
Starting from 'inhabiting' the stage, we moved beyond performative set up.

Following different coincidences and encounters, DOING THINGS took a form of a workshop (Working with the obvious) as well as a collective curatorial practice (Doing things - performative evening), unfolding in the collaboration with & thanks to the support of: Jonah Leslie, White Wall Studio, Miri Chekhanovich, Burdock Jenkins-Crumb, Karen Fennell, Lune très belle, Renae Shadler, Nicholas Bellefleur, Coop Café Les Renards, Luke Shirock, Xavier Neszvecsko and Laïla Breger.


CREDITS:


PERFORMANCE

idea & facilitation: Dorota Michalak

sound/movement choreography, set-up & performance: Dorota Michalak, Borys Słowikowski, Lena Czerniawska & guests (Montreal: Miri Chekhanovich, Haley Jenkins-Crumb)

WORKSHOP

idea & facilitation: Dorota Michalak, Borys Słowikowski


CURATORIAL PRACTICE

initiative & coordination: Dorota Michalak, Borys Słowikowski
co-creation & co-organization: Dorota Michalak, Borys Słowikowski, Jonah Leslie, Miri Chekhanovich, Burdock Jenkins-Crumb, Karen Fennell, Lune très belle, Renae Shadler, Nicholas Bellefleur



supported by the HZT Berlin, ECHO HOUSE/Montreal, White Wall Studio/Montreal

founded by PROMOS grant (visit at SenseLab/Montreal) & Adam Mickiewicz Institute

REVIEW:

"...So vermag es Doing things in front of others tatsächlich, das ada Studio in eine andere Welt zu verwandeln. Dabei erinnert es mich ein wenig an Joan Jonas' multimediale Performances, in denen auch sie Körper und eine Reihe anderer Medien und Stoffe, wie Video, Zeichnung, Musik, Textil und Skulptur, miteinander verflicht..."


WHEN & WHERE:

20.08.2019 / ‘Doing things’ performative evening / White Wall Studio Montreal 

14&19.08 / ‘Working with the obvious’ open practice / Coop Café Les Renards Montréal 

9&10.02.2019 / ‘Doing things in front of others’ performance /  NAH DRAN / Ada Studio Berlin





︎ ︎ ︎dorotmich@gmail.com