Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Federico, 2015. Performance at Acts of Translation, MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan, 2018. Photographs: Yanone.
Federico by Alex Bacyzsńki-Jenkins is a minimal choreography for touch between two performers. The figures formed between the hands of the performers are at times recognisable as an intimate touch and at times abstract figures of relationality and entanglement. This is a choreography of desire in the smallest scale, that mobiles affect and sensuality, as a means for a queer archive of touch.
Each iteration is choreographed in collaboration with the performers and specific to that duo.
First iteration in collaboration with and performed by Jayson Patterson and Nick Finegan
Further iterations performed by Katarzyna Szugajew, Anton Ambroziak, Rafał Pierzyński
Alex Baczyński-Jenkins Studio
Federico was commissioned by Montague Space.
Previous iterations include: Montague Space, London, UK (2015), Cell Project Space part of "Reading Pleasure" event, London, UK (2017), Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2017), Acts of Translation, MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan (2018), Le Commun Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland as part of the exhibition Alpina Huus (2018), Future Generation Prize, Kyiv.