25.02.2022 to 26.02.2022 - Tanzquartier Wien
Jen Rosenblit - Everybody’s Fantasy
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“My intention is for the work to exist out of bounds, off center, aligning itself to phenomenology rather than images. This research takes time, to perceive things, to relate and re-relate to all things as mattering.” - Jen Rosenblit
Everybody’s Fantasy is a performance work after Gertrude Stein’s 1937 Everybody’s Autobiography which is after The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written by Stein in 1933 in the guise of an autobiography. Considering the biographical, the life-lived as an accessible format for others to enter, visit or witness with care and understanding, this work looks toward what would happen, what we could anticipate happening again and the fantasy that rests just beside.
If gathering or the commons are something of the past, the work cultivates a perfume of “rehearsals for paradise” where gathering is not bound to inclusion or exclusion. We consider that place is where no one belongs but where many can exist. The work imagines a kind of temporary-holding in place of ownership, a way to take responsibility and take care inclusive of the ability to walk away, to depart, to end, to let a thing exist beyond our grasp, beyond our collection and maintenance of it. The work follows desire knowing that it is not bound to sense or sensibility.