Guli Silberstein is a London-based digital video artist working since 2001, following his graduation from MA in Media Studies program, New School University, NYC. His artwork has been characterised by digitally processing personal recordings, found footage, and mixes of both, exploring social-political issues, video imagery aesthetics, and potential of new technologies to create new forms.
His video works have won awards and been shown in numerous festivals and exhibitions worldwide, such as WRO Media Art Biennale Poland, Transmediale festival Berlin, London Short Film Festival, Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts USA and the Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh. He is a curated artist at Sedition Art London, and member at the NFT platforms Foundation and MakersPlace.
Inspired by dreams, visions, and memories, his works experiment with video form as poetic expression, and tell visual stories, developing thematic inquiries often involving both public and personal footage. It’s a continuous research, tracking down peculiar usages of computer processes, to produce moving image assemblies that are forms of new aesthetics.
“In Silberstein’s works, the image error or glitch is always representative, a phantasmagoric presence of sorts, evoking the spiritual, the political, the intimate, the human: it’s the activity of mankind at its most critical, involved in war, conflict, acts of resistance, but also in the intimate, the tender and its relation with nature."
(José Sarmiento-Hinojosa, Found Footage Magazine #6, March 2020)