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 on you. On those days you suspected them to be double agents. And you start to doubt whether they are your invisible friends, or the invisible friends of somebody else. During his residency at Kanuti Gildi SAAL Adriano will work with a group of collaborators on the upcoming work feelings. 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” the subjects themselves or “of” others. analysis wonders what would follow if feelings are opaque rather than transparent, if feelings are something you do rather than something you have and if feelings are mediated rather than immediate. And throughout this, how that might inform relations between people, in dance and beyond. Analysis was initiated by Adriano Wilfert Jensen in 2017 and so far Karima El Amrani, Stefan Govaart, Sandra Lolax, Alexandra Tveit, Marie Ursin, Dean Blunt, Anne Juren, Simon Asencio, Dina El Kaisy and Chloe Chignell have been part of its development.
Adriano Wilfert Jensen works with dance to analyze and produce conditions for relations. He runs Galerie, an immaterial gallery for immaterial artworks with Simon Asencio. And performs for the dinosaurs with Emma Daniel in Spending Time With Dinosaurs. He was making Indigo Dance Festival #1-3 and Indigo Dance Magazine with Linda Blomqvist, Anna Gaiotti and Emma Daniel. As well as hosting various research and community projects such as Teachback and Nobodies Dance.