Tomorrow's the big night: Images & Goethe are co-presenting Keren Cytter, whose influences are the masters such as Alfred Hitchcock or John Cassavetes, and who is (in)famous for doing everything herself: write, direct, camera, sound.
"I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral”
Thursday + Friday 19 + 20 Apr 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
@ AL GREEN THEATRE Toronto
A co-production of A.P.E. Rotterdam, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, and The Images Festival Toronto.
And here’s our Keren Cytter 101:
You explicitly said that you wanted to attract attention…
But otherwise I am wasting my time, aren’t I? Ok, so what are you doing besides shocking?
Trying to confuse the audience, and confuse them with a set of rules.
Keren Cytter on Berlin:
It’s cheap and the people are nice. It is easiest place to live outside Israel. (on Selfselektor)
Keren Cytter on her career:
I was a cook for four years, a waitress for a month, a copywriter for one day, a producer in a magazine, a runner on a set of a soap opera, and a journalist…. I think the combination of them all influenced my work. (on Rhizome.org) And she spent eight months in the Israeli army (as a secretary).
Keren Cytter on her style of work: Have you collaborated with anyone in the art community on a project? With whom, and on what?
No. I don’t like collaborations. I think it’s a compromise. Do you actively study art history?
No. Do you read art criticism, philosophy, or critical theory? If so, which authors inspire you?
No. I can’t read essays. Beyond me. Are there any issues around the production of, or the display/exhibition of new media art that you are concerned about?
I think I’m not really interested in art and exhibitions displays. It’s really not my thing.
Keren Cytter on communication:
Bank transfers might be the only non-manipulative form of communication. (on Artnet.de)
Keren Cytter on Social Media:
When asked (by Artnet) whether she uses Facebook or Twitter she responded that she left Facebook (because she became addicted) but registered her cat. Her name is Tina Fenomena and she only befriends people she has seen – 10 people currently.
Just keep in mind --as she said with regard to her performance History in the Making-- that "everything is a bit of a lie". Can’t think of a more exciting way to spend my Thursday than with Keren & pickles.
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