Erik Moskowitz is an installation artist who utilizes the relationship between cinema space and gallery space as a point of departure for gallery works and films.
His latest work, “A Bit of Dirt,” features an operatic video installation based on avant-garde Polish writer Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz’s Isatiability. Moskowitz’s employment of projection suggests a Lacanian, pre-mirror stage of identity, where there exists a fluidity of boundaries and “You” cannot easily be distinguished from “I.” More generally, A Bit of Dirt implicates all of us, who, like Moskowitz’s characters, sit comfortably on our evening couches and critique the current state of affairs without engaging in concrete action.
Moskowitz’s A Bit of Dirt was recently shown as an installation at Holiday art space in Brooklyn, New York, as well as at Le Sous Salon, Paris and at Freight+Volume, NYC. The video is also being presented in various cinematic venues as a satellite to the installation format. His work is also currently featured in LoopPool, a project commissioned by the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, in Oberhausen, Germany.