Hazel Brill

 

Hazel Brill works across video, animation, sound, sculpture, text and performance. She stages videos in a theatrical way to create ‘shows’ that merge disparate contexts, oscillating between varying degrees of fiction. Digressive narratives directed by a compression of associations are structured in a way that she describes as ‘epileptic, comprised of auras and mini-seizures’. Hazel plays with storytelling in popular culture with direct reference to techniques for seduction in productions of desire and corporate languages. Through the lens of theatricality, melodrama and absurdity, Hazel looks at tensions between internal agency and external controls.