Adriano Wilfert Jensen

feelings / part of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

feelings – a performance an installation by Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK)

Ticket link and performance schedule will follow soon!

One morning you look at a cloud and see a figure. You realize that this figure is in you, so you figure you better make friends. The following day you see more figures, figures everywhere! You make friends with all of them, and they become your invisible posse. They guide you, and it doesn’t take long before you are totally relying on them. You can’t live without them anymore.
Some days though, they are mean to you, they manipulate, mislead or even ghost you. On those days you suspect them to be double agents. And you start to doubt whether they are your invisible friends, or the invisible friends of somebody else.

feelings is dance performance about and with feeling(s).

At Close Encounters you can visit the setting of feelings throughout the opening hours to rest, talk or read (the setting will have a library). Once a day the dance performance will take place.

Check the full program for Close Encounters here

feelings is one part of analysis: a long term research project into the politics of feeling(s). analysis is rooted in dance and unfolds in various formats, contexts and collaborations. analysis asks questions about the relations between subjects and feelings. Be it the feelings “of” subjects themselves or “of” others. analysis starts from the suppositions that feelings are opaque rather than transparent, mediated rather than immediate, and that feelings are something you do rather than something you have. From there it feels its way forward, trying to contour how such propositions could inform relations between people in dance and beyond.

analysis was initiated by Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK) in 2017 and so far Karima El Amrani (FR), Chloe Chignell (AUS), Stefan Govaart (NL), Sandra Lolax (FI), Alexandra Tveit (NO), Marie Ursin (NO), Anne Juren (FR), Simon Asencio (FR), Dina El Kaisy (DE) and Dean Blunt (UK) have been part of its development.

At Close Encounters feelings will be performed by Karima El Amrani, Stefan Govaart, Alexandra Tveit, Marie Ursin, Chloe Chignell, Sandra Lolax and Simon Asencio, in a setting developed with Simon Asencio and with music by Dean Blunt.

feelings is produced and presented by Bora Bora – Århus, Dansehallerne – Copenhagen, Centre D’art Contemporain – Geneve, Kanuti Gildi Saal – Tallinn and MDT – Stockholm.
And is supported by the Danish Arts Council, Knud Højgaards Fond, Wilhelm Hansens Fond, Beckett Fonden.

feelings also want to thank Performing Arts Forum – Sankt Erme, Buda – Kortrijk and Pianofabriek – Brussels.

Where / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, CPH