Introducing Brooklyn based beauty Jenna Josepher. We were lucky enough to catch up with her and ask a few questions about life, art and her inspiration. She was an absolute vision in our Rainbow Dance Dress, was an amazing time working with her!
What is your star sign?
Aquarius sun, Scorpio rising, Gemini moon
What is your secret talent?
I guess most people don’t know that I was a competitive gymnast for 15 years, so I’m pretty acrobatic and flexible.
Who inspires your creative direction?
Inspiration can come from anywhere; dreams, conversations, mistakes, restrictions. Most often, though, my projects are born out of what I want to learn. For me, the process tends to be more important than the end result.
What are you currently working on?
Excited to be doing a couple of remote collaborations with some music and dance friends; one inspired by quantum entanglement theory and another which is an exquisite corpse dance piece.
Where are you based?
Tell us about your art style?
I think the one consistently true way to describe my work is surreal. I like to take classic, tried-and-true concepts and give them something strange. My goal is usually to make the viewer question what they’re looking at—even for a second. I want it to feel familiar and far away at the same time.
Your favourite project you have worked on?
it’s very hard to choose amongst my children…
What does collaboration mean to you?
True collaboration to me is giving each person complete ownership over their realm within a project. Whether they’re a choreographer, make-up artist, or model, I like to sit down and talk to them about their strengths, vision, and aspirations for the piece—they are the experts. It’s really just my job to curate, facilitate communication, and bring it all together. I think collaboration is successful when everyone involved is proud of the work, the process, and of what they contributed.
Your favourite place to eat out in your hometown?
Anywhere at this point! 😉 I’m from NYC, so when the weather starts to get warm here, my favourite place to be is Sel Rrose where I can sit outside at a busy intersection, eat olives, and watch people go by.
What artwork have you shared with us and the story behind each piece?
I’ve selected three of my more relaxing, meditative video loops. Regardless of how my work evolves, I always come back to this idea of reflecting somewhere between water and the sky. I think finding inner calm and a tranquil vibe is particularly important right now and that’s the energy that I’m currently most interested in sharing.
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