American Realness

Jeanine Durning


New York Premiere

FRI JAN 11 . 4:00 PM
SAT JAN 12 . 4:00 PM
SUN JAN 13 . 4:30 PM
FRI JAN 18 . 5:30 PM
SAT JAN 19 . 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM
SUN JAN 20 . 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Run time: 50 minutes

466 Grand Street

inging refers to the suffix “ing” in the English language. “ing” is used to express actions that are still in progress and haven’t yet ended. inging is a dance of the mind, moving in the continuous present. It tracks the velocity of thought through a non-linear cascade of non-stop speaking. inging does not give time to consider the rational or the consequent. inging proposes the insistent practice of unscripted languaging as performance, where speaker is in direct relation with listener at the moment of articulation. Both performer and audience are confronted with the limits of language as a means of communication and understanding. The body and its gestures emerge as the inevitable bridge between thought and language.

Moving thought through speech, and speechifying thought through movement, brings the speaker and listener to the edges of intelligibility where the paradoxical body and the eclectic mind are possible. All at once inside and outside, past and present, present and future. Memory and fantasy. Body and voice. Physical and metaphysical. Each performance simultaneously produces, accumulates and archives itself. It repeats itself, stutters, and multiplies itself. inging is a being doing and a doing being and becoming.