Watch Tamy Ben-Tor. She is a well known NY based performance and video artist. Its hard to see her work because the gallery system needs to control the proliferation of media so that some sort of price and value can be applied. This short clip is posted by her Gallery in New York (Zach Feuer). Keep and eye out for upcoming shows at the gallery.
Here is a blurb from her wiki profile:
Tamy Ben-Tor (born in 1975, Jerusalem) is one of a number of prominent female artists inventing characters and playing them herself, her work combines performance with photography and/or video. Prominent in this important lineage of artists are Claude Cahun, Eleanor Antin, Martha Wilson, and Cindy Sherman. Her themes draw on the social observation of daily life and gender roles, but dig with more risky commentary into issues relating to Jewishness and Israel, her country of origin where she graduated from The School of Visual Theatre. Graduating from Columbia University’s MFA Program in 2006, she lives and works in New York and shows with Zach Feuer Gallery.
Her work belongs to a generation of artists that use absurdity and humor to comment on serious ideas. Underlying her outlandish caricatures and purposefully lowtech artifice of minimal make-up and settings, is a fusion of illusion and a stupid-smart whiplash arriving at unexpected views into the complexity of the human condition.
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