The American Pavilion (a pavilion that happen already/never happen)
Jeff Gompertz(*USA) combines new technologies with traditional tools of production to create theatrical installations with a minimalist bent. An attention to situational architectures and architectural situations, a fascination with hyperreality theoretics, these play an ongoing role in his work, reflected in the group name Fakeshop, which he formed as a collective in 1997. The pieces often address contemporary themes and social issues in response to the site of installation, incorporating live video, hidden cameras, web broadcasting, and performance elements. A core member of Hell.com, he participated in numerous experimental internet broadcasts and webcast performances in the early days of the net art movement. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at; The Whitney Biennial/USA, Ars Electronica/Austria, ARCO/Spain, and Japan Foundation/Japan.
- Currently working in Bangkok.