SELF diss played
“In our post-privacy world the river is a peripheral place for escaping desires in the digitized cities. To disappear is getting more and more difficult, since we multiply ourselves all the time. We are in a schizophrenic situation, we are observer and are observed at the same time. Are we displaced by ourselves? So we remain visible as resistant parallel runners in an dystopian environment, captured in an infinite loop.”
About Isabella Gresser
Isabella Gresser is a visual artist living in Berlin. She studied with Marina Abramović at the HBK Braunschweig and at the UdK as part of the Free Class. Her multilayered videos – in which distinctions between analog and digital technologies are foregrounded – encompass found-footage, drawings and photographs combined with literature. Main subjects in recent years have been Western and Eastern cultures, as well as sociology and philosophy referring to global tiredness and “Fatigue societies”.
She has been on residencies in Asian countries and her videos have screened at many international art and film festivals (CCCB Barcelona, Open Cinema Festival Russia, EMAF European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, 65. Berlinale, Wexner Art Center USA, Athens Digital Film Festival, Fonland Digital Art Festival, Video Art Festival Miden, 18 Lima Film Festival, Video Bardo Argentina, Oslo Screen Festival, Facade Video Art Festival, Cairo Video Art Festival, Frameline Festival SF, Achtung Berlin Festival, among others…) 2012 scholarship for Film & Video; Berlin senate female artists program; 2007 – 2014 Awarded Residences in Asia.