December 4 - 27, 2008
First Thursday, December 4, 2008
Artist will be in attendance during the opening reception.
Chosen from nearly 100 project submissions from across the US and beyond, PUNCH proudly presents the video work of Ira Eduardovna. Ira's autobiographical work disassembles and reinterprets vague childhood memories of her immigration at the age of 10 from the falling communist regime of the former USSR where she was born and raised, to Israel where she lived until her recent relocation to the United States.
In the work, Ira directs herself and her family in front of the camera. The characters perform for an unseen observer and create metaphorical, repetitive, almost Sisyphean actions that remain unresolved. Her work explores the conflict within her classic Russian education between the obsessive perfectionism, conformism, obedience and detachedness alongside the aesthetics, culture and gentleness that were coexisting components in her former life.
Ira Eduardovna holds a BFA from the Tel Aviv University. She is a current MFA candidate at Hunter College in New York. Her works have been widely shown in exhibitions and art festivals around the world including: Visions in the Nunnery, The nunnery gallery, London, U.K., The 809 International New Image Art Festival, 809 International Art District in the Three Gorges area, Yichang City, China, Cartes Flux 3 festival of media art, Espoo, Finland, Urban Screens, Melbourne, Australia, Instants video festival, Paris, France, M.I.S.C. Video and performance, NY studio gallery New York, USA and many others.
December Hours: Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat,
or by appointment.
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