Jacopo Jenna

June 30 > 5 July 2020

What does it mean for you to
inhabit a space during a residency period?

To inhabit a space allows us to feed our desires by providing a primary good, that is time to dwell on things, deposit and physically question them. The habitat of a residency puts me in a safe space—almost domestic, modeled according to our needs—a get-away from the contemporary consumption obsession.


How would you define the space of your work and research? What will you investigate on this occasion?

In this research, the space divides in two folds: the two-dimensional one of the video image and the three-dimensional one of the body on stage, that dances and embodies a series of videos bringing them back to the present, in the immanence of action. Regarding the space, I reflect on the concept of perspective and on how I can fix these two points of view that overlap, rub and feed on each other. On this occasion, where the project is in an advanced form, I look for what the viewer's gaze can retain from these two contingent elements, how one can shift the perception of the other, and how their addition can continuously generate something unexpected, outside the frame.


Define "care" in three words

Dialogue, openness, nourishment



Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker. His research investigates perception in dance and choreography as an extended practice, generating various performative contexts where the body relocates in relation to movement. He deals with training and educational courses for various age groups, developing new relationship strategies with performance art. He has presented his projects in various international festivals, museums and institutions, collaborating with theatre companies and participating in choreographic research projects in collaboration with other artists including Jacopo Miliani, Caterina Barbieri, Roberto Fassone, Ramona Caia, Bassam Abou Diab.