6. production of space – October 1st, 8:00 p.m.
Jens Reulecke in cooperation with Sam Kho, Florian Erdle, Jasmine Ben-Reuven, John Boy, Sarah Crumlich, Christine Pyo, Stanley Aronowitz, Whitney Asante and Andrea Glas.
Things can be changed. PRODUCTION OF SPACE allowed me to bring people together. A unique occasion for a collective experiment of the possible. Tonight all the collaborators come together to act on the moment, provoking an infinite conversation while moving into new relationships and new spaces.
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”.
2. a single movement – 17th September, 8 p.m.
a single movement is the second performance. Jens Reulecke cooperates with Jasmine Ben-Reuven and Florian Erdle.
Jasmine Ben-Reuven grew up playing in the backyard gardens of New Jersey. After receiving her BA in Psychology and Anthropology from Rutgers University, Jasmine continued to deepen her interest in anatomy, behavior, and development through dance and somatic techniques. She is a Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and living, working and playing in New York City. Production of Space is Jasmine’s third collaboration with Jens Reulecke.
“The second performance made me aware of this dialogue, this creative relationship between two people. There was such a strong tie between the two of you. Like an elastic band moving and coming together and snapping back. And that elastic band wasn‘t as much tied to the audience but between the two of you, exploring that space in a different way.
But it was also about the creative exploration of that space with the found objects that were there and how that was not planed beforehand.. like organic moving, living.. It made me aware of the environnement around us, the air, the wind, the water, the buildings, the ground, – that all of those things together are part of that creative dance.
..with the possibility to participate. At the close it was almost like a close but it was an opening too, an invitation at the same time.” Sarah
1. driven by – 15th September, 8 p.m.
driven by is the first performance in relation to production of space. Jens Reulecke cooperates with Florian Erdle (from Berlin).
Florian Erdle was born in Berlin, where he studied audio engineering at the SAE Institute. He works in the area of audio, video and photography. He is based in Berlin.
dreaming like milk / apparently confused / a taste of a gesture / near the river just seconds away / ice underneath / production of moments / to produce another reality / attention to the city / but even now like traces of myself / falling slowly on a rainy day
“The layering of your reading created a sense of the city – a crowded, buzzing chaos. Then your movement began – the individual came into play – a person’s inner space and you began exploring that space.
It heightened my awareness. Your work has caused an awareness of me, of the importance of breaking through the new space which is so partitioned. It is vital for life itself that we break through and create that connection. In some ways there is a renewed awareness in me..” Sarah