Jenny Magnus

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


Room is an exploration of a literal room, the one being performed in; and, also, an exploration of the eros of the moment, the performative moment, and our attentions to both it, and to our own inner rooms and roominess… Room uses songs and texts and images to triangulate the exact expression of a mood, a moment, an attention, and a relationship to an audience, one who is there, in that room, together.