looks takes place in a SoHo (NYC) furniture store. The
artist's friends and colleagues -dancer, cook, choir member -become
covert protagonists. Mingling with the clients, shop assistants
and teamsters they are instructed to initiate subtle dramatic
occurrences amidst the beds and sofas. Everyday patterns of consumer
behavior are being poached, subverted into micro-dramatic moments
which are followed and captured by the store's webcam system.
selection of these images, as well as captures of daily life in
the shop, are then made into a series of picture stories with
texts taken from the notebooks of theatermaker Richard Foreman.
Jenniches received her Master's degree in Scenography from the
Academy of Applied Art in Vienna, Austria, and a postgraduate
degree in Digital Media, Communication and the Arts from Media-GN,
the Netherlands. Dedicated to a nomadic existence, a connection
to the internet is her single most important constant. Recent
bases have included Amsterdam, New York and Los Osos, California.
her work, which often evolves out of close collaborations with
others, she exploits the social and emotional impact of new forms
of mediated communication in theatrical situations, using, for
example, telepresent characters. In performances and photographic
series that seek out the intersections between physical and virtual
space, she often draws upon such "low tech" sources
as the public or private webcam, and her ongoing compulsive collections
of found footage from the Internet. Real-time collaborative creation
plays an important role in connected performance events and her
work with musicians: she is a dedicated participant at Share,
New York's grassroots laboratory for audiovisual experimentation
and has performed at some of New York City's most popular and
respected video performance venues, including the Kitchen, F:T:H
at Remote Lounge, The Bunker at Subtonic, Eyewash and the Festival
of Mixology hosted by Roulette as well as club transmediale Berlin.
work has been shown in the Grand Theatre Groningen, Theater de
Balie, Melkweg and Waag Society, Amsterdam; at DEAF, Dutch Electronic
Arts Festival and at V2 in Rotterdam; Location One and Harvestworks,
New York; Versionfest Chicago and on the World Wide Web.