Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper. Cine Pobre Film Festival is the 100% cartel-free intersection of culture and capabilities.
Based in northern California, Monet Clark works in the mediums of performance/video, video art, photography, live performance, drawings, music and more. Her works are inspired by women in the media, in culture & subculture, with a post-feminist slant. They can be semi-autobiographical. She engages her viewers with a juxtaposition of binary oppositions and contrasting cultural iconographies. She is interested in the ritual aspect of art as a means for transmutation. Her pieces are raw and at the same time refined, wickedly humorous, political, and hold a powerful intimacy
She began photographing in grade school making still lifes and portraits of her peers. She won a scholarship in 1990 to the San Francisco Art Institute with a series of pregnant nude photographs of her punk rock friends.
Monet’s exhibitions and graduate studies came to a halt when she fell seriously ill from a toxic exposure which lead to an neuro-immune illness. She continued to make art through the experience, framing her personal events as performances, pointing towards a global issue. After over a decade long recovery, Monet began again to exhibit and perform.
Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper
Cine Pobre is the 100% cartel-free intersection of
culture and capabilities
[ Call for entries 2019 ]