Naomi Moser is an experimental video artist based in Brooklyn. She uses video, poetry, performance and mixed-media sculpture to convey her ideas. Moser experiments with different narrative structures, from cinematic, linear narrative, to looser montage using found footage, to the juxtaposition of GIFs placed next to each other. Another form of narrative is songwriting as story telling. In one work, her mother sings The Knoxville Girl, re-enacting the matrilineal tradition of warning women about men through song. The allegories of traditional ballads teach women to be fearful or hopeless. Moser seeks to flip these morals on their heads by telling new stories with new lessons. She make her own props using pop, antique and hand sculpted items to blend the past and present. All her projects share the goal of contextualizing, and thus strengthening, one half of the world’s population in a long line of powerful, smart and rebellious women.
Excerpt from the live performance of “would the miracle ever come?”
Would the Miracle Ever Come? is a music video collaboration between myself as video artist, composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh and experimental music project Teletextile. It is about the tragic beauty of time passing and the importance of life’s mundane moments. The home video footage is of my family from the 1920’s through the 1970’s.