Photo 1 +2 : Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, “The Tremble”, part of “The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together”, 2017. Performance at Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph © Mark Blower 

The Tremble, The Symptom, The Swell and The Hole Together 

"The Tremble, The Symptom, The Swell and The Hole Together" by Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, unfolds over four episodes and is a choreographic meditation on the relationships between affection, touch, desire, and loss. Each episode has its specific embodied vocabulary through which the performers navigate intimate and fragmentary exchanges, reflecting on the edges of subjectivity, corporeality, and relationality. The piece proposes an alternative relationship with duration and aims to create a community of visitors by having the work unfold over a period of four to eight weeks. The reflection on the temporal, the haptic, and collective intentionality present in "The Tremble, The Symptom, The Swell and The Hole Together" are central aspects of Alex Baczyński-Jenkins' practice.


Alex Baczyński-Jenkins

In collaboration with and performed by Jia-Yu Corti
Thelma Sharma
Thomias Radin
Aaa Biczysko

Further iterations performed by
Tiran Willemse
Owen Ridley-DeMonick

Ezra Green

Live sound
Krzysztof Baginski

A production
Alex Baczyński-Jenkins Studio

Studio director
Andrea Rodrigo

Studio manager
Sarie Nijboer

Management Consultant
Rui Silveira

Something Great

The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together was originally commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London in 2017 with Polly Staple, Ellen Greig, Eliel Jones, developed in collaboration with and performed by Magdalena Chowaniec, Jia-Yu Corti, Kwabena Darko, Jonathan Gonzalez, Samuel Kennedy, Matthew Morris, Jayson Patterson and Thelma Sharma

Sound developed in collaboration with Jayson Patterson

Originally supported by Gaia Art Foundation. With additional support from the Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts. With thanks to Delfina Foundation, London

Duration: 3 hours