Tamar Ettun -- Mercury (Texts From Lilit)
1 x 200 in.
Edition of 6 + 2 AP
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FULL TEXT OF WORK:
Mercury wandered off somewhere, but it will get back on track - soon things will make sense and return to their boring structured order. Sometimes, I hear humans say, just be yourself! as if the self doesn't get lost, isn't hiding behind a giant mountain, sleeping under an octopus in the ocean, or flying on an eagle's wing. If your demon-self is fragmented, always changing, and you're generally bored of the capitalist demand for authenticity - find a wave to collapse into. Fall apart into thousands of incoherent pieces. Lay there, defeated, and filled with joy.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tamar Ettun (she/they) is a New York-based artist working with immersive textile installation, sculpture, video, and performance. Ettun’s practice reflects on somatic empathy – the process of responding to others through sensory-based, embodied experiences – alongside trauma-healing modalities and rituals.
Amongst other long term projects, Ettun’s multidisciplinary work Lilit the Empathic Demon has since 2020 explored the insidious side of empathy, empathy fatigue, trauma-healing modalities, and astrology as storytelling through text messages to a growing community of people and most recently a textile installation and a performance at the Walker Art Center that traveled to The Armory Show Off-Site.
Ettun has had exhibitions and performances at The Walker Art Center, The Chinati Foundation, Pioneer Works, The Watermill Center, Art Omi Sculpture Garden, PERFORMA, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Fridman Gallery, Uppsala Museum of Art, Bryant Park, Sculpture Center, Madison Square Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, among others.
Ettun is the recipient of awards and fellowships from The Pollock Krasner Foundation, Interlude Artist Residency, BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), Windgate Artist In Residence at SUNY Purchase, California Studio Manetti Shrem artist residence at UC Davis, Artis Contemporary, Moca Tucson, Stoneleaf Retreat, MacDowell Fellowship, Franklin Furnace, Iaspis, Fountainhead, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Abrons Art Center, Triangle Arts Association, Art Production Fund, and RECESS among others. Ettun founded The Moving Company, an artists collective creating performances in public spaces and a social engagement project with Brooklyn teens hosted by The Brooklyn Museum.
Ettun founded The Moving Company, an artists collective creating performances in public spaces and a social engagement project with Brooklyn teens hosted by The Brooklyn Museum. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. Ettun teaches at Columbia University School of Arts, and Parsons School of Design.