Issue #24 – Spring 2015

Keren Cytter. A drivel

A drivel is a short story written in a style reminiscent of Witold Gombrowicz, though its meaning gets lost in the continuous intertwining of characters, their stories and their memories. A text written by Keren Cytter for fun, that (in the artist’s words) is “not about anything,” though it actually has a lot to say about Cytter’s work in general, to the extent that it exemplifies her constant investigation of possible ways of “representing” and “narrating.” The surreal atmosphere, the sense of suspension and the complex relationships of the characters remind us of the sequences of her films and that microcosm of affects they stage, where humor and pathos, fiction and reality, desire and nostalgia continually mingle, rebound and overlap.

Keren Cytter (Tel Aviv, 1977), lives and works in New York.

Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists. Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format. The texts are published in their original language, with accompanying translation in English. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter. Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times. Peep-Hole Sheet is published and distributed by Mousse Publishing.