Rebekka Erin Moran (US)
don't stop now, cuz we're havin' a time
Moran received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Upon gradutating, she moved her studio to Rotterdam Netherlands in 2001 where she continued work as an artist and became involved in several artist co-ops. In 2005, Moran went to Iceland with the SÍM art residency and eventually moved there. She is the founder of Kinosmiðja, an itinerant cinema dedicated to screening international art films. Her works have exhibited internationally in Europe, America, and Asia and she is currently based in Reykjavik.
Moran’s work delves into the subjective approach to the everyday. It’s a search for the point where the clash of opposites creates its own form of coherency, whether it is in the form of visual paradox or thematic antonym. Her recent works engage 16mm film as a medium that embodies both the image and the physicalitiy of an image moving in time and space. But also as a medium whose seductive nature lends beauty to the common place. Her new work is inspired by a familiar symbol; a tedious, yet inescapable part of our daily pursuits in digital times.