ALICIA JEANNIN — ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
APRIL 12 — JUNE 13, 2021
IN COLLABORATION WITH BUCHAREST AIR
WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF CEREFREA VILLA NOËL AND DÉLÉGATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES À BUCAREST
ALICIA JEANNIN is a scenographer, visual and sound artist based in Brussels.
After studying at ESA in Grenoble and ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels, she joins the Advanced Master in Artistic Research at Sin-Lucas, Antwerpen.
Parallel to her collaborations in performing arts, she pursues her practice exploring language and orality. Her work usually takes the form of participative projects and sound installations, with a particular attention to the place and role of the audience.
The research based project When They Speak, developed by the artist as part of her two-month residency at Bucharest AiR in the spring of 2021, aimed to apprehend the relationship between performativity and political expression, through a theoretical and practical exploration of political speeches performed in public space. The project encompassed sound, video, installations and performances with a participative dimension.
During her residency in Bucharest, Alicia Jeannin invited the audience to a playful and hopeful Open Lab, to make, create and share new experiences of listening, watching, speaking and acting.
”While discovering and mapping this new political landscape, I have connected with several political actors and interviewed them. I invited them to give a personal definition of a list of chosen words. Through the mingling of their answers, the diversity of their approaches and experiences towards engagement and public expression appear.
Participants: Elena Ghioc, Eugen Matei, Dorin Minea, Răzvan Pascu, Veda Popovici, Elena Trifan.