Critical Writing Index

Barry Schwabsky on Keren Cytter

by Barry Schwabsky

Artforum, Oct. 2006, v. 45, no. 2, pp. 252-253

Keren Cytter makes cinematic "video focused on narrative, on situations, on conjuring a fictional world". The stylized, canned dialogue and presentation is balanced with banal, realistic settings and interaction. Despite heavy scripting, these videos manage to seem natural and authentic in their particular manner of inauthenticity. The viewer is able to identify with the "stilted and clinched nature of the characters' exchanges."

ITEM 2006.087 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

FamilyKeren Cytter

The VictimKeren Cytter

AtmosphereKeren Cytter

DreamtalkKeren Cytter