Keren Cytter

 

Keren Cytter (born in Tel Aviv in 1977) creates films, video installations, and textual works that consider how present-day media affects social life. Her works are generally created using simple means in private settings. Through non-linear logic and the experimental use of editing, sound, and text, Cytter develops films with multiple narrative levels that undermine linguistic conventions and traditional patterns of interpretation.

 

artwork

Fashions, 2019

Video, ca. 25 min

 

Keren Cytter’s films are about interpersonal relationships and interactions and how digital culture affects them. Her videos do not lend themselves to straightforward interpretation, pointing to the complexity of our common existence. Less as clearly formulated criticism than emotional pictures of a certain time, her works convey the social climate of our present day and near future. Cytter presents her delicate observations of social change through painstakingly written scripts, cooperation with actors, and precise editing techniques, and supported by specially commissioned sound compositions. Her video titled Fashions offers a pointed critique of social issues such as misogyny, sexism, age discrimination, human exploitation, and appropriation of political symbols by the fashion industry. Cytter focuses less on definite answers and more on overlapping narrative strands, temporalities, and assigned roles. Her films are ambivalent views, reflecting our society and playing with the familiar while at the same time evoking distrust.

 

interview with keren cytter

Keren Cytter

 

Keren Cytter (born in Tel Aviv in 1977) creates films, video installations, and textual works that consider how present-day media affects social life. Her works are generally created using simple means in private settings. Through non-linear logic and the experimental use of editing, sound, and text, Cytter develops films with multiple narrative levels that undermine linguistic conventions and traditional patterns of interpretation.

 

artwork

Fashions, 2019

Video, ca. 25 min

 

Keren Cytter’s films are about interpersonal relationships and interactions and how digital culture affects them. Her videos do not lend themselves to straightforward interpretation, pointing to the complexity of our common existence. Less as clearly formulated criticism than emotional pictures of a certain time, her works convey the social climate of our present day and near future. Cytter presents her delicate observations of social change through painstakingly written scripts, cooperation with actors, and precise editing techniques, and supported by specially commissioned sound compositions. Her video titled Fashions offers a pointed critique of social issues such as misogyny, sexism, age discrimination, human exploitation, and appropriation of political symbols by the fashion industry. Cytter focuses less on definite answers and more on overlapping narrative strands, temporalities, and assigned roles. Her films are ambivalent views, reflecting our society and playing with the familiar while at the same time evoking distrust.