John Jesurun - portrait

John Jesurun

Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize
September 9, 2019–July 24, 2020
Profession
Playwright, Director, and Media Artist, New York
Project title
Ellipse
Project description

My focus would be an investigation of circular and curved structures in Rome from Roman times to the present. I plan to work on a multidimensional piece based on curved space. By space I also refer to space as it manifests itself on many levels including interior, mental, emotional, and virtual. Conceptually I would like to manage the movement of circular, spherical elements of video projection, live positioning, and language simultaneously throughout a playing space. My interest in this comes through my increasing involvement with the interrelationship of curved structures in the disciplines that define and expand my work. Much of my past work has been connected to straight lined structures. Through the use of the camera I have moved in the more complicated direction of curved sensibilities in the spatial, conceptual, physical, verbal, and visual content of my work.