Keren Cytter - Domestics

6 Mar 2009 – 8 Apr 2009

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11:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

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Pilar Corrias

London, United Kingdom

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Keren Cytter 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.

For her first exhibition at Pilar Corrias Gallery, Cytter has created two new films that combine the kitsch quality of 80's cult cinema with allusions to realist literature. Drawing on references as diverse as Jorge Luis Borges, Alfred Hitchcock; Luigi Pietrucci; Samuel Becket; Kenneth Anger; Ernesto Modani; Julio Cortázar and Ryunosuke Akutagana, these new films will be installed alongside new large-scale drawings and texts to form a composite work that seeks to question our experience of the films on view.


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