‘Producing my Credentials’
An Unfinished Libretto in Five Pieces
Developed during a six week residency with Kunstraum, London, Swiss artist Sophie Jung’s Producing My Credentials folded writing and performance within a complex environment, where precious items from her vast archive of made and found stuff, watercolour drawings of hermit crabs, papier maché tubes, collected cream jugs, left-over lamp shade carcasses, discarded building material and organic detritus sit side by side. Activated by a series of performances, each will be an undoing of the last, a rewinding, a new beginning – a pre-recorded version of a pre-failed rehearsal or a stuck auto-cue. The total work is a constantly remixing libretto for a never-to-be finished opera on precarity and wobbly legs. This never-finished libretto was performed across five dates in April & May, 2017; these episodes are the full texts of those performaces.
Sophie Jung (born in 1982, Luxembourg, lives and works in London) received her BA from the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and her MFA from Goldsmiths, London. Recent projects and exhibitions include Äppärät at Ballroom Marfa, Tarantallegra at Hester, NY, Unmittelbare Konsequenzen at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Producing My Credentials at Kunstraum London. She is currently working on a body of sculpture & performance for her upcoming solo exhibition at Blain|Southern as well as on a new text and installation for Sophie Tappeiner in Vienna. In 2015 she spent 6 months at ISCP in New York, courtesy of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg and in 2016 she won the Swiss Art Award.