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EDEN MITSENMACHER (1987)
Born 1987 in the USA; works in Rotterdam and Tel Aviv.
Combines performance, video and installation to take a critical yet engaging view of social, political and cultural issues. Holds a BFA from Goldsmiths College University of London and an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute. Has participated in several exhibitions worldwide, including; Istanbul Biennial, the Van Abbe Museum in the Netherlands,
Holon Design Museum, Liverpool Biennial, Arebyte Gallery London, ANILOGUE, Animation Festival Budapest, Internationales
KurzFilmFestival Hamburg Germany and many more.
"Combining performance, video and installation to take a critical yet engaging view of social,political and cultural issues. Embracing the desire to do what you love and occasionally getting embarrassed by it. Finding a form for vulnerability and blurring the lines between sincerity and ambiguity. Using pop culture as a frame of reference for social and personal critique but also as a way to create familiarity and accessibility.
Sharing and connecting experiences between an I and a You.
Personal experiences such as love, loneliness and longing are taken at face value but are immediately turned into points of systematic general inquiry. The banal becomes serious, and vice versa. Presenting hyper-worlds, built from cultural stereotypes and clichés, then pushed to the brink of emotional overload. Kitsch is a conscious strategy in my research and practice. My inspirations often come from the observation in daily life and especially the firsthand experiences. As one of the many individuals who are experiencing the confusion and struggles in the current macro environment I am interested in the doubts, curiosity and cognition for the potential new value orientations and its unpredictable future possibilities."