The first work in a series based on Durning’s performance practice “nonstopping,” inging proposes the insistent practice of unscripted nonstop languaging as performance, where speaker (performer) is in direct relation with listener (audience) at the moment of articulation. Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral biography, part meditation and psychotherapy, inging is a choreography of the mind, moving in the continuous present. It tracks the velocity of thought through a proprioceptive cascade of words. Both performer and audience are in perpetual disequilibrium, confronted with the limits of language as a paradigm for communication, knowledge and understanding. The body and its gesture emerge as the inevitable bridge between thought and language.
Created and performed by Jeanine Durning.
inging was first publicly performed in Amsterdam in 2010, and has since been invited to theaters, festivals, studios, museums and galleries in Berlin, Leuven, Zagreb, NYC, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Williamstown, and Chambersburg, with forthcoming performances in San Francisco in November 2015.
recorded Thursday, September 25, 2015