NAOMI AT BAR

For her current project Naomi met with a lebanese female taxi driver and wrote a poem/ballad based on the interview. The words discuss the dangers, mundanities and gender politics that come with the job. The poem plays over an experimental video which uses props and performance to blend this woman's strength with society's preference that she stay safely at home, rather than working in a predominantly male field.

Naomi Moser is an American video artist based in Detroit. Moser’s current video work discusses her insider/outsider identity both as a privileged white person and as a Jewish person who has inherited anxiety.  Moser has been researching the Jewish traveler as a historical figure, as a fluid archetype and as herself.  Because of Judaism’s long history and the far reaches of its diaspora, Moser has found that she represents different things in different places to different people.  Her content and aesthetic contend with the intersection of travel and the performance of Jewish American identity. Setting her scenes to themes of escapism, in the forms of vacation and nightlife, she disarms the viewer with an approachable and campy aesthetic, while simultaneously discussing her anxiety around her unstable subjectivity and the inheritance of memory.

Naomi Moser

Dates of residency: Apr 4 - May 15, 2016
Born: 1987
Lives and works: Detroit
URL: http://www.naomivideo.com/
Education: BA Media Studies/ Film at Scripps College
Selected Shows and Screenings: 
2015 Catalhoyuk Woman, Linea de Costa at ECCO Cadiz
2015 The Roughest Toughest Frail, Screened at Blackbird Film Festival
2015 Run Darlin Run, Screened at: New York Eurasian Film Festival; On the Line Film Festival; Broken Knuckle Film Festival
2015 Would the Miracle ever come, Screened/performed at Spectrum New York
2013 Talk Over ME, Nominated for the BAFTALA Student Awards, Winner of Peyton Watkins ’09 Media Studies Award