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In Performance: Jeremy Wade and Jassem Hindi’s Messmer (Paris and on tour)

In Performance: Jeremy Wade and Jassem Hindi’s Messmer (Paris and on tour)


Messmer is a new collaboration between American Choreographer Jeremy Wade and French Sound Artist Jassem Hindi exploring the entraining and chaotic potential of the erotic body. The piece acts as a kind of electrically charged service to process, abstract and reciprocate the effects of two hypersensitive bodies engaged in the act of touch. Hindi performs with amplified objects and analogue tape machines in concert to Wades nervous celebration with a harlequin pile of trash. Through empathy and attunement the two begin to cultivate a state of psychic interrelatedness. “Messmer” is an erotic conduit, a system that acts as a channel or intermediary station for the transmission of the sensual.

March 26, 19:30, Messmer Premiere
AAAAARRRGGGHHH Festival, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris

May 10 19:30, Messmer + Artist Talk
The Hesitating Body Conference, Dresdenörper

May 17, 20:00, Messmer
Theater Freiburg

May 25 and 26, Messmer
Performing Arts Festival Utrecht formerly known as Springdance

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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