A Unique Boutique
»There is a store in Fresno, California, near where I grew up, called A Unique Boutique. I was always intrigued by the name, it seemed very French. For me a gift shop or boutique has the potential of being a springboard for one’s fantasies and desires.«
– Shana Moulton
Over the last ten years, Shana Moulton has created the alter ego of Cynthia for her videos and deconstructs consumer-oriented promises of cures and treatments in a pop culture get-up.
Shana Moulton, born in 1976, works in video, performance, and installation. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley in art and anthropology and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2007, her work has been shown internationally in group exhibitions and solo shows, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It recalls the video aesthetics of the late 1970s and 80s and thematically interweaves consumerism with commercialised spirituality.
Films by Shana Moulton (Selection)
Every Angle is an Angel 2016 | The Undiscovered Drawer 2013 | A Unique Boutique 2013 | Restless Leg Saga 2012 | Whispering Pines 1-10 2002-2010 | Sand Saga 2008 | The Mountain Where Everything Is Upside Down 2007