Benny Nemer (Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay)
Benny Nemer is a Montreal-born artist and diarist based in Edinburgh. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, art historical and Queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, ceramic vases, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sex-changing flowers, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. Nemer’s work has been exhibited internationally, and is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
2006, 01:30 minutes, colour, None
2003, 08:00 minutes, colour, eng&russian
2002, 05:10 minutes, colour, English
2001, 05:00 minutes, colour, English, German, French, American sign language, Swedish
2000, 04:00 minutes, colour, french, english, german, american sign language
1998, 04:00 minutes, B&W, Yiddish w English subtitles