Eden Mitsenmacher’s practice combines performance, video and installation to take a critical yet engaging view of social, political and cultural issues.
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. 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. 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.
Born 1987 in the USA; Eden Mitsenmacher works in Rotterdam and Tel Aviv. Holds a BFA from Goldsmiths College University of London and an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute. Has participated in several exhibitions world wide, including; Istanbul Biennial, the Van Abbe Museum in the Netherlands, Holon Design Museum, Liverpool Biennial, Arebyte Gallery London, Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg Germany and many more.
Forever in a Day
Video / 01:10 min / 2016
In the time of an information-overload, it can be difficult to attain to a certain method of working without distraction – time is becoming an evermore lucid term with the influx of the 24-hour working day and the obligation to be reachable at any time. Resisting the homogenisation of time is a difficult point to consider when we delve into contemporary accelerationism and posthastism, which maintains that things must get worse before they can get better. Nicholas Carr questioned how we can resist this need to be “on-call” with a series of rules, including tweeting about things that happened a month ago. But if contemporary accelerationism pushes towards a future that is more modern, by reverting to the past are we challenging the problem or simply allowing it to manifest itself in different ways?
dot dot dot
Video / 05:32 min / 2016
Video / 00:56 min / 2015
“Loading” plays on the cues triggering contemporary society’s expectations. Incorporating imagery reminiscent of the screensaver seen during the process of downloading a file, the physical state of the spectator becomes a mental state of anticipation.