Keren Cytter's episodic video work evokes the format of sitcoms and daytime TV dramas, but her storylines reflect dramatic and intensely psychological situations that contradict their method of delivery.
Keren Cytter (b. 1977, Tel Aviv, Israel) creates films, video installations, and drawings, representing social realities through experimental modes of storytelling. Characterised by a non-linear, cyclical logic, Cytter's films consist of multiple layers of images, conversation, monologue and narration systematically composed to undermine linguistic conventions and traditional interpretation schemata. Recalling amateur home movies and video diaries, the artist's films depict intensified scenes drawn from everyday life in which the overwhelmingly artificial nature of the situations portrayed is echoed by the very means of their production. Major solo exhibitions of Cytter's work include Avalanche, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2011), and Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010). Recent group exhibitions include Where are we Now?, 5th Marrakech Biennale (2014), On Apology, CCA Wattis, San Francisco (2012), and Whistable Biennale (2012).
This programme contains adult language and nudity
Vengeance: Episode 1, 2012, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min 43 sec (US)
Der Spiegel, 2008, SD video, colour, sound, 4 min 56 sec (DE)
Something Happened, 2007, HD video, colour, sound, 7 min 52 sec (DE)
Video Art Manual, 2011, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min 43 sec (DE)
Correction, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 8 min 2 sec (DE/US)