My third post for the Art21 blog is up: Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/ Elisa Kreisinger]
- Elisa Kreisinger is a video remix artist, writer, curator and educator whose work often addresses feminist, queer, and social issues. While there is a long history of appropriation based political critique in the arts, and though many of these works long to invoke social change, they are often prevented from doing so, locked up and stowed away in the closed stacks of proprietary institutions while occasionally finding their way to a gallery wall or micro cinema screen to preach to the choir.
- Unlike these works, Kreisinger’s practice involves inhabiting pop cultural spaces such as youtube and other online communities, offering radical social critique to a mass audience. Her concerns are realized in myriad ways, through writings, workshops, and online tutorials and curation.