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grillcover

Art, organizing, and writings by David Jenkins

Long story short: I'm an artist and organizer in NYC, working in independent theater, and self-producing highly weird, anti-commercial art. I've become increasingly engaged politically, from electoral work to abolitionist and tenant organizing to direct action. I'm fortunate to have some freelance work for now, but the pandemic hustle is real, and it is hard.

Your support will help me focus on the work most important to my communities, audiences, and, well, to me. I'd like to spend more time writing, researching, organizing, creating, educating, canvassing, disrupting, performing, and all the things the rise-and-grind gets in the way of.

The content I create usually comes from one of three sources:

David Jenkins (theater-maker; conceptual artist; organizer)

Trained in Drama and Chinese, I've worked primarily in theater since moving back to NYC in 2007, before expanding into other and weirder media, including web and performance art.

Lately I've been organizing with the NYC Democratic Socialists of America and others around a variety of issues. I include reflections on this work in my Monthly Updates.

grillcover (web avatar)

Born in 1995 in the primordial swamps of AOL, "grillcover" has proliferated through various website accounts, video game handles, and other digital media to the point where its identity has become a distinct part of my extended body.

I've been extremely online for a while.

The D. W. J. (performer; stooge; meat popsicle)

"After a decade of gestating in the industry, the D.W.J. was born as a fully autonomous, semi-sentient human male construct designed for performance environments."

On the one hand, it's just a funny and bizarre way to "sell myself" and still feel comfortable working in entertainment. On the other hand, it's a deeply personal work of cybernetic art highlighting the atrocity of commodification.

Banner image covering the three listed “personae”: on the left is David Jenkins, a white male, with trees and clouds behind him looking off into the distance; in the middle is grillcover’s logo, an overlayed illustration of the sun on a triangle, surrounded by a snake eating its tail; and on the right, DWJ posing for a photo session looking upward.

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