The experiment “tele(intimacy)” is led by Dorte Bjerre Jensen and is a study that began during the COVID-19 lockdown, where 4 women on opposite sides of the globe set out to explore how it is possible to create a virtual, artistic collaborative space. And find out what kinds of presence and intimacy this format unfolds.

Quote from intention report:

The project is an attempt to create a new format: Personal-Living- Rooms-Residencies (PLRR). And due to Its experimental character, we do not expect a certain outcome, but are placing ourselves in the unknown, a precarious and risky place. A place for experimentation, experiencing and reflection.

The new format is a suggestion to re-think international collaboration within performance art and networking.

(Tele)intimacy- Are You There? as an artistic project might seem experimental now, but we propose that they might will become a more regular part of the art world of the future.

Read the trial’s statement of intent here


The trial is led by Dorte Bjerre Jensen and also includes Olivia Court Mesa (CL/IL), Paz Court (CL) and Camilla Lee Fabricius (DK).

Below are short English bios:

Dorte Bjerre Jensen (Denmark) is a dancer/performer, researcher, teacher, and
organizer. Dorte holds an M.F.A. from the Danish National School of Performing Arts (DDSKS) “Dance Partnership” for professional dancers including an emphasis on artistic research, performance and facilitation and phenomenological research methods.

Olivia Court Mesa is a Chilean-Israeli independent dance artist. Devoted to performance art for the past 20 years, performing, choreographing, improvising and working for other choreographers as well.

Paz Court is a chilean singer, composer and arranger, actress and performer.

Camilla Lee Fabricius is a Danish experienced videographer. She received the DR & DOX TALENT prize in 2012.