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Queer Darlings 4 Alex Baczyński-Jenkins Untitled (Holding Horizon)

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    Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2018. Performance part of Meetings on Art, 58th Venice Biennale, 2019. Courtesy: Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England. © Riccardo Banfi
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    Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2018. Performance at Frieze Artist Award, London, 2018. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Spyros Rennt
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    Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2018. Performance at Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon, 2023. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Herlander Almeida
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    Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Untitled (Holding Horizon), 2018. Performance at Frieze Artist Award, London, 2018. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Spyros Rennt
April 22 23 | 20.30

German Premiere 

No language

The three-hour work relies on a durational experience for the audience, who can enter and exit the space at will. Late admission and ticket purchase are available until 23:00.

Untitled (Holding Horizon) is a choreography that continues Alex Baczyński-Jenkins’ engagement with negotiations of desire, the materiality of gestures and affections of a queer commons. Through sensual, alienated gestures and the box step –a movement used in several social dances– synchronization, pleasure and alliance coexist with disorientation, limitation and loss. On the thresholds of visibility and invisibility, the performers navigate the fluctuating dynamics of collectivity, intimacy and interdependence. They affect and become affected by the live mixed sound and light, while repetition and duration elicit shifting perceptions and associations. A memory of a rave, a ghostly gathering, a celebration and mourning, a militant congregation, a pastoral imaginary. This 3-hour piece relies on a durational experience. The audience will be able to enter and leave the space at their leisure.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).


  • 3 hours
  • The three-hour work relies on a durational experience for the audience, who can enter and exit the space at will.


  • No language


  • The lighting situation is rather dark and contains more indirect light.
  • There are two light sources that change colours.
  • The silhouettes of the performers become visible with high contrast.


  • It gets loud in places.


  • Grandstands with cushion seats. There are four small stands arranged in the shape of a rhombus on the stage. Another large grandstand is directly against the wall towards the entrance and exit of the hall.
  • There are a few seats on chairs available.
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability
  • The Audience may come in and out of the venue at their own leisure.

Early boarding
If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.


  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office
  • Late admission and ticket purchase are available until 23:00.

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Alex Baczyński-Jenkins is an artist and choreographer engaging with queer affect, embodiment and relationality. Through gesture, collectivity, touch and sensuality, his practice unfolds structures and politics of desire. Relationality is present in the dialogical ways in which the work is developed and performed, as well as in the materials and poetics it invokes. This includes tracing relations between sensation and sociality, embodied expression and alienation, the textures of everyday experience, the utopian and latent queer histories. He approaches choreography as a way of reflecting on the matter of feeling, perception and collective emergence, while indulging in other ways of experiencing memory, time and change. He is co-founder of Kem, a Warsaw based queer feminist collective focused on choreography, performance and sound at the interface with social practice.

CHOREOGRAPHY Alex Baczyński-Jenkins PERFORMED BY AND DEVELOPED WITH Aaa Biczysko, Ewa Dziarnowska, Rafał Pierzyński, Ronald Berger und Sigrid Stigsdatter DEVELOPED WITH Aaa Biczysko, Ewa Dziarnowska, Rafał Pierzyński, Sigrid Stigsdatter, Tiran Willemse PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Ola Knychalska SOUND, LIGHT Krzysztof Bagiński SOUND RESEARCH Jana Androsova, Krzysztof Bagiński, Tobias Koch und Filip Lech STYLING ADVICE Rafał Domagła STUDIO DIRECTOR Andrea Rodrigo STUDIO MANAGER Sarie Nijboer DISTRIBUTION Something Great

A production by Alex Baczyński-Jenkins. Developed as part of Kem's residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw. Originally commissioned for the 2018 Frieze Artist Award, in partnership with the Delfina Foundation, and presented as part of Frieze Projects, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt. The guest performance in the framework of Queer Darlings #4 is made possible by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Rausgegangen, Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz.die tageszeitung.