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Emily Greenberg
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: Often relying on appropriated materials, my visual work is an un-making, an intervention into a world characterized by misinformation, “truthiness,” and seemingly authoritative modes of representation no longer valid in an age of rapid information exchange. Spanning printed ephemera, video, sound, net art, and interactive installation, my artworks ask subjects to respond to narrative environments that are incomplete or out of order, where parameters are defined but full content is inaccessible. Much of my work focuses on the politics of memory, the dissemination of information, and the portrayal of current events by major media outlets or prominent commentators. Although these portrayals are also incomplete, they do not allow for a personal narrative to fill in the gaps. My work attempts to create an environment conducive to personal narrative by reorganizing information through cutting, juxtaposition, appropriation, and playful satire. In doing so, the work allows for a personal and subjective narrative within the highly controlled and partisan framework of political discourse. Aesthetics of redaction and restraint are deployed against themselves. The resulting narrative is not cohesive but is an index of calculated responses made both by my initial prompt and the actions of others.
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  • Public Privacy Hotline
    2015
    Payphone, custom electronics, solar panel, motion sensor, sound
    Site-specific, solar-powered interactive installation. Phone that "rings" at passersby, who can listen to clips about how surveillance impacts their daily lives.

  • Public Privacy Hotline
    2015
    Payphone, custom electronics, solar panel, motion sensor, sound
    Site-specific, solar-powered interactive installation. Phone that "rings" at passersby, who can listen to clips about how surveillance impacts their daily lives.

  • Public Privacy Hotline
    2015
    Payphone, custom electronics, solar panel, motion sensor, sound
    Site-specific, solar-powered interactive installation. Phone that "rings" at passersby, who can listen to clips about how surveillance impacts their daily lives.

  • Public Privacy Hotline (close up of plate)
    2015
    Payphone, custom electronics, solar panel, motion sensor, sound
    Site-specific, solar-powered interactive installation. Phone that "rings" at passersby, who can listen to clips about how surveillance impacts their daily lives.

  • CIA Spellcheck
    2015
    Software
    Applies the eighth edition of the CIA Style Manual & Writers Guide for Intelligence Publications to daily communication

  • CIA Spellcheck
    2015
    Software
    Applies the eighth edition of the CIA Style Manual & Writers Guide for Intelligence Publications to daily communication

  • CIA Spellcheck
    2015
    Software
    Applies the eighth edition of the CIA Style Manual & Writers Guide for Intelligence Publications to daily communication

  • Metadata Radio
    2015
    Internet radio station via radionomy.com
    Internet radio station with songs about privacy and surveillance. Link: https://www.radionomy.com/en/radio/metadataradio

  • The Trial (Rachel Jeantel), screen grab
    2014
    video
    Appropriates found footage from legal dramas to re-imagine the George Zimmerman trial through a racial lens. Email me for password: https://vimeo.com/115034619

  • The Trial (Benghazi), screen grab
    2013
    Video
    Appropriates found footage from legal dramas and Clinton's Benghazi testimony to challenge notion of stable Benghazi narrative. Email for password: https://vimeo.com/132240991

  • Metadata Hotline
    2013
    telephone, speakers, micro-controller, LED, sound
    Interactive sound sculpture that reclaims the telephone as a site of communication rather than a site of surveillance by informing listeners about NSA tactics.

  • Chapter 15: Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland (Documentation)
    2013
    single channel projection, chairs, sound, props, signs
    An immersive sound and video installation that asks viewers to interact with something incomplete

  • Scenes from an Airport (Documentation)
    2012
    single channel projection, chairs, sound, props, signs
    An immersive sound and video installation that asks viewers to interact with something incomplete

  • Scenes from an Airport (Documentation)
    2012
    single channel projection, chairs, sound, props, signs
    An immersive sound and video installation that asks viewers to interact with something incomplete

  • BAM!
    2011
    Site-specific painting

  • Fire Away
    2011
    Site-specific painting

  • On Sunday, Speaking of War
    2011
    Screenprints and stickers
    In this interactive work, I ask the audience to add speech bubbles appropriated from prominent politicians and entertainers discussing the War on Terror to a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon.

  • Cablegate Deconstructed
    2011
    Animation
    Modified diplomatic cables originally released by Wikileaks during Cablegate scandal. https://vimeo.com/132260907
 








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