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Twinkle: Traveler Beneath the Stars

A surprising tale that navigates complex the concepts of immigration, genocide, homelessness, religion, politics, fame, and fortune.

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TWINKLE: Traveler Beneath the Stars was a site-specific performance art collaboration between Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanović, based on Radovanović’s exhibition Prayer for Travelers: Dairy of an Immgrant at MuzeuMM art gallery on November 24, 2018.

The piece began with Jenn replacing a drawing on cardboard by Radovanovic Unidentified Immigrant in Paris, 2016 that lay on the floor as a centerpiece of the exhibition. After a long period of lying still on the floor, the audience temporarily became the performers interacting with each other awkwardly as they waited for the slumbering figure to move. Jenn suddenly popped to life, with a recitation of an original poem by Radovanović in which the homeless man is taken back in time to a childhood memory of making a playhouse out of cardboard.


The audience is then taken on a very human journey, relating the housing crisis in Los Angeles to the political climate surrounding immigration. "We are all refugees – ever since Adam and Eve were exiled from Eden."

Using stars as the central theme, Jason links the celestial objects to the cultural obsession with celebrity, weaving a story that reminds people that they possess the ability to be their gods and saviors, and exposing the hypocrisy in which religion, nationalism, and capitalism were and are still used as excuses for various atrocities and crimes against humanity throughout history.

Photos by Vojislav Radovanović, Jennifer Jonassen, Paul Outlaw

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