“The kindly way to feel separating is to have a space between. This shows a likeness.” –Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons, 1914.
Swivel Spot is concerned with the indiscernible moment of change. It is clear that something is gone. Actions of preservation and maintenance suggest something routine is about to happen. There is preparation here. Haunting the performance are the remains–a skeleton of logic from something that no longer applies. Still, these things don’t just go away. Hovering in this spot, an area isolated for this specific function, likened to a dump, a graveyard for parts, or a recycling shed, but we remain, there is waiting here. In a “land-space” where things go to die, rest, pile up, and accumulate, we see what we return to, pivot on, flirt with, linger near, or even consistently resist. Can we measure or archive transformation inside of this pile, and how do we continue on without rendering it obsolete? Swivel Spot is a companion work to Clap Hands (2016).
Concept: Jen Rosenblit Performance and Creation: Jen Rosenblit and Geo Wyeth Sound: Geo Wyeth Lighting: Nica Ross Dramaturgy: Joshua Lubin-Levy Production Management: alexia welch Management / Producer: Alexandra Rosenberg Organized for The Kitchen by Matthew Lyons
March 1–4 at 7pm March 2 and 3 at 9:30pm
Jen Rosenblit & Geo Wyeth: Swivel Spot is commissioned by The Kitchen and made possible with support from the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; commissioning support from Jerome Foundation; a Late-Stage Stipend grant from the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation; annual program grants from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Residency support provided by Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Saturday, March 4, 2017