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Dr. Jessica Marino

Fach: Performance / CAMPUS GEGENWART
Raum: 11.03

Jessie Marino is a composer, performer, and media artist. Her work explores the repetition inside common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and uncovering nostalgic technologies. Jessie’s pieces score out sound, video, physical movements, lighting, and staging, which are then placed within organized temporal structures, fractured narratives and musical frameworks. Much of marino’s interdisciplinary compositional work eschews conventional instrumentation, with scores that ask performers to use their bodies – using precisely articulated gestures, facial expressions, and quotidian physical movements – both as an alternative and a complement to musical sounds. Her work maps out the way humans communicate with their bodies on a performative timeframe, revealing the musicality hidden within everyday gesticulations, signs, and demonstrations, transmitted both consciously and unconsciously. Marino finds humor and profundity in personal interactions and the way humans navigate physical space – an improvisational act that can invoke a ballet, a dinner party or a demolition derby.