history of seth eisen

seth Seth Eisen’s work is a hybrid of contemporary performance: Butoh, puppetry, physical theater, clowning, drag, and performance art. As a visual artist he works with the forms of installation, video, book arts, fetish object and costume. His layered aesthetic communicates across multiple genres and artistic frameworks, blurring boundaries and expanding dialogues between various disciplines.

Seth has been performing, exhibiting, curating and collaborating with various artists in the Bay Area since 1994. In 1998 he developed the company Eye Zen Art producing performances and installations featured at The Oakland Museum of California, Theater Artaud, Zeum, Yerba Buena Center, SOMARTS, Theater of Yugen, and CounterPulse. He has performed as a member of several Butoh companies including Harupin–Ha, and Ink Boat from 1994-1999.

Since 2000 he has been performing and creating visuals with Keith Hennessy and the acclaimed contemporary circus company, Circo Zero in the US and Europe. Seth was a collaborator/performer in Circo Zero’s Sol niger which won two Izzies and the recent revival of How to Die/ American Tweaker, in which he appeared as the Ghost of Sylvester.