My work plays with the ‘Drama of the World’. I address my fascination with human behavior and power dynamics through specific topics such as: games, love, natural disasters/war and mundane activities. My characters are allegorical, but we can see ourselves in them as they portray the drama, humor and fallacy of real life role-play. They embody life’s paradoxes by being funny as well as tragic, violent as well as tender, determined as well as helpless.
Artist Bio / CV
Iris Charabi-Berggren was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and lives and works in San Francisco, California. She has shown her work both on the East and West coasts of the US and locally her videos were screened at the New Langton Arts in San Francisco and at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California. Iris Charabi-Berggren is the 2010 recipient of the ‘Visions from the New California Award’. In her process, Charabi-Berggren applies many different media to her artwork, such as video, sculpture, and drawing to mention a few, carefully choosing the materials and processes that suit her ideas the best. As a result the outcome of her work is often diverse and experimental in nature yet it maintains consistent and recognizable themes which have roots in her interest in human psychology as it relates to social constructs and the environment.