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Wojciech Kosma

Dwayne Browne, Wojciech Kosma, Timothy Murray, Llewellyn Reichman, Yunuen Rhi, and Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, JESSICA LLEWELLYN TIMOTHY DWAYNE WOJCIECH YUNUEN, 2015. Public rehearsal view, June 11, 2015, Chisenhale Gallery. Llewellyn Reichman and Timothy Murray.

TWO WOMEN lie reclining in different positions on a matte-black foam floor. “How are you?” asks one. “I’m better than yesterday,” replies the other. As they continue to chat, they begin to move—pacing and swerving around each other—surrounded by an audience sitting on the floor along the four walls. “How was your Tinder date?” asks one. “It was really good. She was supercute,” replies the other.

This was the tentative beginning to JESSICA LLEWELLYN TIMOTHY DWAYNE WOJCIECH YUNUEN, the latest installment in a project instigated in 2011 by Wojciech Kosma. The premise is simple: The performers (here, Kosma, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, Llewellyn Reichman, Timothy Murray, Dwayne Browne, and Yunuen Rhi), whose names make up the work’s title (which shifts according to its participants, each time it is presented), use their own experiences to improvise dialogue and movement

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