Singing The Species Script

Performance by Wojciech Kosma, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, Llewellyn Reichman, Irene Moray, Brian Doose.


Since 2011, Wojciech Kosma has developed an ongoing, performative practice in close collaboration with Dwayne Browne, Sjoerd Dijk, Sofia Lomba, Llewellyn Reichman, Brian Doose, Ingrid Sattes, Timothy Murray, Ligia Lewis, Paulita Pappel, Judith Vrancken, Dylan Aiello, Gordon Douglas, Irene Moray and Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor. Drawing on their shared rehearsal history, the performers generate a collective reality, rendering intimate and transparent relations as a situation for public participation. With only the most minimal staging, it is the co-presence of audience and performers within a given space that creates the conditions to set the performance in motion. The performances are presented regularly in Berlin, where the collaborators live and work, and elsewhere, most recently at Interstate Project, New York, USA; Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA (all 2014); Transmission, Glasgow, UK; Outpost, Norwich, UK; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (all 2013). In 2015, the group will present a new performance as part of Interim programme at Chisenhale Gallery in London. 

whatever the excuse, i’ma do the reading natively, the easy way
easy if i’m living it for you
picking your feelings at once —
courtesy of feeling shit i can read instead of reading your face.
i’ma have your back till i can’t tell them backs apart
singing the species script
how i like me the empathy kaizen
(Wojciech)

Hovering to find a chance for a grasp.
Close to deadly embrace you remark,
That your urge is to be on an endless search
for a spark.
Compression to be pulled apart,
Veins preparing to get strong and sharp,
In the final it is regardless autarkic?
Or a manic affiliation erotic and offset?
(Llewellyn)

Please note: Doors close promptly at 2pm with no late entries.
The performance runs approximately two hours and will be followed by a public discussion.

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