Cherry Nin is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice that includes video, performance, writing, and sound.
Often employing cut-up techniques, garish effects, and spiraling interwoven dialogue, Nin points to reality as being unreliable. Situating humor and absurdity up against the insular & everyday, Nin's work contains a sense that something fantastic and twisted lies just below the surface. Utilizing what she has available—friends as actors, bedroom as set, Nin draws a circle around her world then zooms out to reveal a delicate teetering, a holding together of all that threatens to fall apart.
Alongside her art practice, Cherry is an organizer. She is the founder of Krissy Talking Pictures, a video art organization in Philadelphia that makes space for queer artists without access to mainstream institutions. Cherry is a 2020 recipient of the Leeway Foundation's Art & Change Grant, and a past artist in residence at Outpost Artist Resources in Queens, NY.
This website documents recent work.
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The internet doesn't know what's wrong with me
Obituaries bloom like rotten drugstore valentines
A damsel (me) snorts 5 tons of that speculative stuff (you) then cries in the deepest pit of postpartum shit
Oh image producer power Oh pill like a cross Oh pie in the sky
Oh say did you see
The way that flag kissed the wind?
Oh say did you hear
The crowds went home?
Nuclear families, health insurance, student loans
The fields are all empty now
Springtime and my eyelids start sprouting skinny petals
No doctor and
The internet doesn’t know what’s wrong with me
Bathroom break on the clock
'Don't change the channel' is a 28 page zine containing two short stories, 'don't change the channel' & 'Gatorville,' written in 2020 and published in February 2021.
Photos by Constance @ Tiger Strikes Asteroid, 2020
Krissy Talking Pictures is a video art label I founded in 2019 in Philadelphia. Krissy events are collaborative and involve installation, performance, screenings and music. These events have taken place at underground spaces across Philadelphia and online, and feature work by queer Philadelphia artists.
In May 2020 KTP became a collective with four members.
Word Club is a writer's group started in early March 2020. We have released three audio compilations and plan to release our first chapbook in February 2021.