Jillian Peña, Compromise, 2005
Jillian Peña

Jillian Peña (USA) is a dance and video artist primarily concerned with the confusion and desire between self and other. Her work is in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, pop media, and spirituality. She studied dance in Ronoake, studio art in Chicago and earned an MPhil at Goldsmiths University of London. Her performances have travelled Dance festivals and venues internationally.

artist's website: jillianpena.com

Compromise is a collection of conversations the artist has with herself. She talks directly to the camera while replicas of herself can be seen doing things in the background, such as rolling in a dance-like manner on a bed, singing a song or taking part in sexual activities. This film analyses representation and how we share our lives with others.

Courtesy Jillian Peña

Document media
Video, colour, sound, 10:30 min

Issue date

be-coming, extended body, gaze, roleplay