Jenny Magnus

Dimwit mandatory observations of an orchestrated catastrophe...

On the theme of Attention:

"...It made me feel a little scared to think that maybe there’s a whole class of things that I'm unaware of. That I am un-self-conscious of. And that I'm going to be forced to pay attention to. I can't quite see how I'm going to stay in the present if there are all of these things I have to pay attention to.  It all goes by so fast, it’s confusing, and I feel like I'm not really in control of it. Like it’s sweeping me along and I only have time to pick up on a few things..." Cruise Control, The Willies, 1993

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A collage of texts and songs that take the performer and the audience from the arena of in-loveness, a futon, to the consequences of that love, a bag of rice the weight of a baby. Using these two objects to define how we weigh our love, how we hoist it, how we drag, punch, and cradle it, How to Carry Love is a vessel that contains the shock of falling, and the equal shock of catching.

Original publicity photo, taken at Sears.  Pretty low res.  But the bag of rice looks good.    

Original publicity photo, taken at Sears.  Pretty low res.  But the bag of rice looks good.