In many of Ethan Shoshan’s work, he uses out-of-date technology (super-8mm, vhs, older digital cameras) to highlight the frailty of capturing experience and allude to intimations of mortality. Inspired by celluloid as a tangible material between life and representation through light, he sees performance as a doorway to the unconscious. “When I close my eyes, I can imagine the darkness engulfing me, and begin to understand a place that erases my fears.” Over the years with various projects, Ethan has connected with alternative venues and communities that engage and experience his work in ways that have both changed the participants/community and himself beyond the experience of the live performance. Ethan has worked with Visual AIDS, Democracy NOW!, MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Food Not Bombs, and Sylvia’s Place. He also co-ran a free drop-in art workshop with Quito Ziegler at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which started as a way to facilitate and create art projects with the transient LGBTQ youth he volunteered for at Sylvia’s Place emergency shelter. He has exhibited and performed on the streets and at the Kitchen, Aljira, Envoy Enterprises, Commonwealth & Council, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Judson Memorial Church, The Center for Book Arts, La Mama La Galleria, Dixon Place, Le Petit Versailles, and other venues. Previous projects have been reviewed in The New York Times, Art In America, LA Weekly, Huffington Post, BlackBook, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Washington Post, among numerous other publications.