From my recent interview and photo essay with Jennifer Elster for Tribeca Citizen.
Jennifer Elster is an experimental artist, director, performer and the founder of The Development, a underground, multifaceted studio based in Tribeca. Her work can be seen online at ChannelELSTER.com, on Instagram at @JenniferElster and in private viewings at her gallery by contacting email@example.com. She lives in Tribeca.
“Portrait of the Artist” is a series by photographer Claudine Williams, whose studio specializes in fine art portraits as well as professional branding. The Q&As are with people in the arts and culture industry — actors, musicians, painters, writers — with photos to suit each artist.
Tell me how you describe yourself and what your work is about?
I’m a thinker. An artist. A writer. I am known for being very direct in my work. My two solo art exhibitions were “The Wake the Fuck Up Show” and “The Retrospective of an Extroverted Recluse” and I am now finishing a film series called “…In the Woods (and Elsewhere).” I’ve been working on the film series for 14 years. I’m very private. Just listen, this is how private I am [Jennifer locks a large bolt on the door and laughs]. You’re going to make me want to do a video!
The interview continues here.