Alex Bag: Untitled Fall '95
A video artist who emerged in the 1990s, Bag is known for the ease and style with which she skewers the culture of art-making and the inner workings of those who produce it.
Untitled Fall '95 takes the form of a wryly humorous video diary of an art school student (sharply played by Bag) in the midst of “finding herself” in New York City. We can see the diarist physically and emotionally evolving throughout her eight semesters in the Big Apple. Such onscreen “confessionals” stem from the first major example of reality TV, The Real World. Interspersed throughout are commercial-like vignettes that further critique what it’s like to live in the world today. In Untitled Fall '95, Bag displays a profound self-awareness that evokes empathy on behalf of the viewer, despite her work’s glaring artificiality.
Courtesy of the artist and team (gallery inc.)
Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York