Get to know SqW:Lab 2024 fellow – today we speak to artist and academic Jessica Del Vecchio
Where can you be found?
On my email.
Tell us about a creative action you have taken this week.
Edited a chapter of my book.
What does ‘home’ mean to you?
This is a hard question given that I am currently packing up my house and moving to temporary housing in another state. Home is wherever I am deeply connected to the people around me and they to me. Home is a feeling of being at ease, of being fully myself. Home is a system of support, a place where I can show vulnerability without fear of judgment.
What was the last thing you cooked?
Hot cocoa from scratch for me and my nine-year-old.
Tell us about 2 of your most subtle influences.
Patti Smith; Anne Sexton
Please share your thoughts / a few words about your expectations of the project.
As someone whose work in the academy often leaves little time or energy for my creative pursuits, I am looking forward to the space (both physical and mental) to focus on my artistic identities. I expect ten days of intense exploration, inspiration, and collaboration. I hope that the openness of the fellowship’s structure will allow me to bridge my many areas of interest—queer and feminist theories, media studies, singing and songwriting, experimental art, and devised performance, to name a few. I anticipate that experiencing Mumbai for the first time will offer new perspectives that will influence my work and that I will return home reinvigorated as both an artist and person.