The exhibition ‘witty, lo-fi works with knotty thoughts’ shows video, animation and film by Mounira Al Solh, Keren Cytter, Shana Moulton, Ola Vasiljeva, Emily Wardill and Nina Yuen. These young artists have a comparable manner of working, aesthetic and style and employ a similar ‘strategy’ for giving shape to their ideas. Among the similarities are that all are lo-fi, use humor in combination with tragedy and draw on performance. Moreover, this way of working is inseparably linked with the subject of the animation, video or film.
Although there are certain thematic overlaps among the various works, in ‘witty, lo-fi works with knotty thoughts’ it is precisely the approach and aesthetic of the artists that is central. The exhibition evocatively places narrative works next to one another to make comparisons possible and illuminate differences. In what ways do the artists employ their lo-fi, tartly humorous, performative approach in their statements? And how does this strategy and aesthetic relate to the subject of their work?