Jem Cohen Characteristics
Jem Cohen is a New York based producer working in 16mm and 8mm film and video. His poetic, often ephemeral, work is marked by a blurring of the distinctions between documentary, narrative and experimental genres. Cohen frequently shoots in hundreds of locations, without any additional crew, in the tradition of documentary street photographers such as Robert Frank. His projects include collaborations with poets, writers, and bands such as R.E.M., Fugazi, and the Butthole Surfers, creating alternatives to generic and commodified "music Video."
--Video Databank Catalog