with Jade Fusco: the DMZL in Delight

Learn about Jade (+ cv & press)

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Meet Jade

Hi! I’m Jade Fusco, Mistress of Ceremonial Arts. I am an actor and a singer, a painter, sculptur and philosopher. My pseudonym is DMZL ("damsel) in DELIGHT. My practice is my life-style, revolving around community and collaboration, theatrical and celebratory self-expression in the reclamation of our freedom, encouraging each other to shine bright in the face of fear.

The living, kaleidoscopic aesthetic of DMZL, is inspired by archetypal mythology, American/European Avant-Garde and Modernist movements, folk art from various cultures as well as ancient pictographic language and ritual theater.

Embodying and experiencing DMZL means melting genres together into surreal circumstances governed by whimsical laws, exploring the psycho-therapeutic qualities of engaging with art with a “don’t know” mind in the dreamtime.

DMZL art and performance is often interactive and improvised, serving to rewire circuitries for connection, dissolve mental and physical barriers, and unfetter the curious, healthy, creative and LOVING impulses of all individuals.


Feature about Jade Fusco and her talking sculptural paintings and involving the children, at artist’s residency Masseria Fontana dei Fieri in Pietrelcina, Italy. By Dino Farese

Sample clip of mural on 6th street in Austin, Texas, by Jade Fusco, painted with assistance from Randi Southard!

Feature on Jade Fusco for Italian news channel RAI III, January 2018.