Part of Fall 1997
Newsweek featured her as one of the “New Faces of 1996”, Artforum made her a cover girl – even the New York Times has raved about her. And, even rarer, her work lives up to its New York hype. Still in her twenties, video artist Alex Bag has created a small body of low-tech performance videos. The two works to be screened, The Artist’s Mind and Untitled (Fall ’95), utilize short monologues interspersed with comic skits featuring the artist as a variety of characters with assorted puppets and celebrity guests (such as Bjork). Untitled (Fall ’95) follows Alex playing an art school student whose hilarious monologues take us through each semester of her studies. The Artist’s Mind is a mockumentary featuring Alex’s brother, Damien, as an artist collecting road-kill and attempting spin painting Ë† la Damien Hirst. These exciting new videos are sharply satiric, drawing heavily on American stand-up and sketch comedy. Hilarious yet touching.