Saturday and Sunday, October 7, 8, 2023

Festival Sâlmon and MACBA present Untitled (Holding Horizon), a choreography that continues Alex Baczyński-Jenkins’ engagement with negotiations of desire, the materiality of gestures, and affections of a queer commons. Through sensual, alienated gestures and the box step —a movement used in several social dances— synchronization, pleasure and alliance coexist with disorientation, limitation, and loss.

On the thresholds of visibility and invisibility, the performers navigate the fluctuating dynamics of collectivity, intimacy, and interdependence. They affect, and become affected by, the live mixed sound and light, while repetition and duration elicit shifting perceptions and associations. A memory of a rave, a ghostly gathering, a celebration and mourning, a militant congregation, a pastoral imaginary. In this altered state, the box step becomes a vessel for the limit as material.

The audience will be able to enter and leave the space at their leisure.

Curated by Andrea Rodrigo and Néstor García, curators of Sâlmon Festival, together with Sabel Gavaldon, Head of Public Programmes at MACBA.

Registration can also be done at the museum, before the start of the activity, and is subject to the availability of spaces.

Credits of the Work 

  • Choreography: Alex Baczyński-Jenkins
  • This iteration is in collaboration with and performed by: Aaa Biczysko, Arad Inbar, Ewa Dziarnowska, Ronald Berger, Sigrid Stigsdatter.
  • Developed with: Aaa Biczysko, Ewa Dziarnowska, Rafał Pierzyński, Sigrid Stigsdatter, Tiran Normanson
  • Developed as part of Kem's residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
  • Production manager: Ola Knychalska
  • Live sound and lighting: Krzysztof Bagiński
  • Sound research: Jana Androsova, Krzysztof Bagiński, Tobias Koch and Filip Lech
  • Styling advice: Rafał Domagła
  • Originally commissioned for the 2018 Frieze Artist Award, in partnership with Delfina Foundation, and presented as part of Frieze Projects, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt
  • A production by Alex Baczyński-Jenkins Studio
  • Studio director: Andrea Rodrigo
  • Studio manager: Sarie Nijboer
  • Management Consultant: Rui Silveira
  • Distribution: Something Great
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Views of Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2023. Photo: @Mila Ercoli
Views of Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2023. Photo: @Mila Ercoli
Views of Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2023. Photo: @Mila Ercoli
Views of Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2023. Photo: @Mila Ercoli
Views of Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2023. Photo: @Mila Ercoli