Maxi Cohen Characteristics
Maxi Cohen works in video to produce documentaries. She has created a large amount of work beginning in 1971 with her pieces ranging from 3 minutes to 80 minutes, but averaging around 30. She has worked with the likes of Joel Gold, Janet Coleman, and David Dozer. Her work focuses on human interaction and reaction. Her documentary style includes capturing human emotion on and expressing their feelings with the audience. Typically she works with people she relates to, but occasionally will include herself in the documentary as in her video award winning Joe and Maxi. Family is a major theme in her work. By utilizing live subjects she creates not just a straightforward documentary video but she is able to capture a particular event, feeling or moment.
--Clifford Shoemaker, 2003