Feelings of tension and rivalry are triggered between Alexis Hall and Hanna Hellsten during their Master of Fine Arts studies at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. Cause for stress derives from these two young American artist/filmmakers’ work being so similar using the medium of video, photography and writing questioning conventional approaches of identity construction within film history, literature and image-making. They both use themselves as main characters while playing with alternating identities, issues of schizophrenia and private/public intimacy. Each of their work is considered narcissistic and eccentric.
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Alexis Hall & Hanna Hellsten