Theo Eshetu

Theo Eshetu (born 1958 in London, lives and works in Berlin) has worked in media art since 1982, creating installations, video art works, and television documentaries. As a videomaker, he explores the expressive capabilities of the medium and the manipulation of the language of television. Exploring themes and imagery from anthropology, art history, scientific research, and religious iconography, his work redefines how electronic media shapes identity and perception. World cultures, particularly the relationship of African and European cultures, often inform Eshetu's work.
Theo Eshetu - The Body Electric
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
The first comprehensive survey of video artist and filmmaker Theo Eshetu's extensive body of work. It provides documentation and critical analysis of Eshetu's practice, in which he examines the imagery of the collective unconscious, exploring cultural identity and challenging official media narratives through a complex interplay of signs and symbols.

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