5. folding spaces into others – 29th September
Jens Reulecke in cooperation with Stanley Aronowitz and Whitney Asante.
How do we deal with one another? One Body right beside the other – physically closeand yet distant.
NY is a crowded city where people compensate for being jammed together by creating distinct borders between themselves and others.
Reulecke and Whitney Asante examine the situation through gestures and behavior, providing new perpectives, giving way to another reality, to invite a different dream.
Jens Reulecke had the opportunity to interview Stanley Aronowitz about Henri Lefebvre (16 June 1901 – 29 June 1991) the French sociologist, Marxist, intellectual, and philosopher, best known for his work on dialectics, Marxism, everyday life, cities, and (social) space.
Fragments of the interview will be part of the perfomance to take the audience into a another reality, imagine a different production of space where the human being enters a new conception of space, transforming space so they can accomodate certain needs.
Stanley Aronowitz has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology. He received his B.A. at the New School in 1968 and his Ph.D from the Union Graduate School in 1975. He studies labor, social movements, science and technology, education, social theory and cultural studies and is director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work at the Graduate Center.
Whitney Asante was born on Tuesday March 22, 1988 to one Lana and Bossman Asante. He was the younger sibling of one Jennifer Asante and the elder sibling to one Eric Asante born sometime after. Born in Springfield, MA, he pursued a quiet life of simplicity and a deep fascination with realities that were not our own. A subtle recluse that slowly began to try to break out of his shell but was still at odds with the foreign nature of the world around him. He began to see the systems and rules through which the world was run and the subtle game like dynamics that motivated people and kept them in the same stupor that he became enamored with. To further explore this phenomenon, he went to New York University and to further the concepts of this supposed barrier, has embarked on a journey concerning the human condition with one Mr. Jens Reulecke.
4. movement, rhythm, speed– 24th September, 8 p.m.
Jens Reulecke in cooperation with Sarah Crumlich and Christine Pyo.
Our collective act creates an intimist space, experimenting with the human voice. Though we activate reality, we are generating territories of liberation and new possibilities. A fragile transformation inside New Yorks disjointed space, inviting unmasking and transparency.
Sarah Crumlich, born on the North Shore of Boston, Sarah Crumlich studied art and movement science at Gordon College. After Gordon she worked as a program director creating a therapeutic program for people with memory loss. Currently she is working on an MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art.
Christine Pyo, MA, MT-BC, CAT-LP
Christine recieved her BA in Music from UCLA and her MA in Music Therapy from NYU. She is currently working as a music therapist in Brooklyn. Christine has worked with various populations including children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics with physical, emotional, cognitive, developmental and psychological needs.
3. a discourse on space / strange possibilities – 22nd September, 8 p.m.
Jens Reulecke in cooperation with the guestspeaker John Boy and Florian Erdle. The Lecture-Performance is looking at the relationship between Henri Lefebvre‘s book „The Production of Space“ and Reulecke‘s attemt to balance contradictory spaces while allowing the space of imagination to appear.
John D. Boy is a doctoral student in sociology at the City University of New York and a doctoral student fellow of CUNY’s Committee for the Study of Religion. He is a contributing editor to The Immanent Frame and an associate editor of Freq.uenci.es: a collaborative genealogy of spirituality. The tentative title of his dissertation is “Fragments of Religion in the Making: Postsecular Europe and the Church-planting Movement”.