bio

Naomi Moser is an American video artist based in New York and Detroit. She received her BA in Media Studies from Scripps College in Los Angeles in 2013 and her MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2018. She has participated in Art residencies in Spain, Lebanon and New York City.

 

I investigate the creation and consumption of Jewish-American identity and stereotypes within the construct of capitalism.  My non-linear, looping narratives employ structures of traditional Jewish storytelling, such as theatrical performance and the repeated asking of questions.  Forgetfulness and misunderstanding—as performed by my ditzy ghouls—aim to disrupt and call into question the re-telling of these Jewish narratives and the identities of victimhood and dislocation that they perpetuate.  Setting my scenes to themes of escapism in the form of travel, nightlife and dress-up, I disarm the viewer with an approachable, campy aesthetic while simultaneously discussing my anxiety and queries about the inheritance of memory.