Jenny Perlin

Version animée 2006 — Installations — 17 october - 17 december 2006


Born in 1970, lives and works in New-York

Jenny Perlin creates films, videos, and animated texts that deal with contemporary political history in the United States. Perlin's work delves into American society, its extravagances and contradictions, and underscores the widespread climate of being watched, examining a few words, a map, or archives around which history is recreated

Jenny Perlin, Notes (2006), Courtesy the Artist and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

"Some of my films are live-action, appearing to conform to a conventional model of documentary filmmaking, and some are stop-motion animations, which I also think of as 'documentaries'. In each aspect of my practice I take a close look at the ways in which social machinations are reflected in the smallest aspects of daily life. Whether it is copying a receipt from Wal-Mart, a headline from Reuters, or filming documentary-style interviews at the corner store, my interest is in the ways in which the sweeping statements of 'History' affect specific details of human experience." Jenny Perlin
Work produced for "Version animée", in co-production with the American Center Foundation.