Jennifer Elster

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Jennifer Elster
Jennifer Elster
Born New York City, New York
Education New York University (NYU)
Occupation Filmmaker, writer, artist, performer, photographer
Website http://www.jennifermarieelster.com/

Jennifer Elster is an American experimental artist, filmmaker, writer, photographer, performer, as well as fashion stylist and fashion designer. She is the founder of The Development, a film studio based in New York City. She designs accessories under the J. Elster brand. She is best known for her experimental films.

Career[edit]

Jennifer Elster was born and raised in New York City.[1] She worked as a fashion stylist in Manhattan during the early 2000s, while attending New York University.[2][3] Elster began her career at Conde Nast, working as a fashion assistant for Mademoiselle but later leaving to work as a freelance conceptual fashion stylist.[1][3] She was able to move towards film after she started recruiting well known celebrities to work with her.[3]

The Being Experience was a multimedia project of Elster's started with clues online in 2010.[4] A diverse group of people collaborated with her, including Moby, Temple Grandin and Yoko Ono.[4] On the 25th of each month, Elster would release a new installment of the project online.[5]

In May of 2017, she performed Amid the Beauty and Cemetery: Is Death? at the New Museum.[6] She also screened her video art titled, Unknown.[6] Elster also participates in others' work, including performing in TRANS-Ville at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in September of 2017.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Screen Writer Producer Actor Role
2001 Dirty Yes Yes Yes No
2001 Ill Will Yes Yes Yes No
2003 Particles of Truth[2][8] Yes Yes Yes Yes Lilli Black
2005 Life on the Ledge No No Yes No
2013 In the Woods (The Being Experience) Yes No Yes No Designed as a multi-part series. Featuring Dave Matthews, Terrence Howard, Moby, Temple Grandin, Famke Janssen.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adduci, Kristina (January 6, 2016). "The Woman Who Does It All – Jennifer Elste". artzealous.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  2. ^ a b Lieberman, Paul (10 May 2003). "Young Festival and Filmmakers Find Their Way". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-04-14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ a b c "Designer to Watch: Jennifer Elster of J. Elster". theFashionSpot. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  4. ^ a b Matheson, Whitney (17 June 2013). "Moby, Questlove, others endure puzzling 'Experience'". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  5. ^ Ford, Rebecca (17 September 2013). "Late Actress Karen Black Speaks on the Unknown in 'The Being Experience' Clip (Exclusive Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  6. ^ a b King, Fattie (2017-05-13). "Artist & Filmmaker Jennifer Elster At The New Museum -". Fashion Maniac. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  7. ^ "'TRANS-Ville' at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York". ARTnews. 2017-09-29. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  8. ^ Martel, Ned (2004-09-17). "A Dark Cloud Hangs Over a Painter's Big Day". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  9. ^ "'The Being Experience' Puts Terrence Howard in the Woods (Exclusive Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  10. ^ "Dave Matthews, Terrence Howard Star in 'The Being Experience'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 

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