CHANNEL ELSTER is a platform for Out of the Ordinary Art, Cinema and Sound by Jennifer Elster.

Currently, you can watch:

  • Recently Featured videos including video art, performance art, political art, music videos, and short films.
  • The Prologue No. 1- No. 8 for the upcoming film series The Being Experience, which encompasses precursors for the upcoming series ...IN THE WOODS.  
  • Videos and mixed media from the exhibition The Retrospective of an Extroverted .

Currently, you can read:

  • Video Essays
  • Poetry
  • Information on Net Neutrality and other political commentary

Visit Exhibitions and Performances for upcoming dates of shows and events.  

Visit Listen for music from Jennifer Elster and The Development Underground and for singles from the upcoming album.

Will continue showing recent exhibitions, performances and happenings so please do stay tuned.


The Being Experience

The series then embarks on a strange excursion into the labyrinthine minds of the filmmaker and her subjects where pathways always seem to recede. The parameters of filmmaking are stretched to explore new ways of telling a story. ...IN THE WOODS, a part of The Being Experience, errs on the side of risk and penetrates what is often unspokenThe series exposes the complexities of existence and reveals the essence of the subjects. 


The Retrospective of an Extroverted Recluse

Videos of art and performance art from Jennifer Elster's first public art show.


Below the ground there is The Development

Different people stop by. It's peculiar.



"So much to end up here. For nearly a decade I have obsessively filmed subjects, examining existence, and exploring crevices in the psychological underground. I return, in all instances, to a compulsion to penetrate depth while playing with the boundaries of filmmaking with a brave and daring CAST. Getting lost in a complex mental state was part of the way. Instability had come into my frame many times, as did joy. The results are an unabashed look at the wilderness of getting through... and whatever else.  The post-production on the feature films and the series The Being Experience, has been a deep and nutritional experience. 
The filming  of The Development Underground includes performance art pieces, the process of the process, musical compositions, and interactions with visitors at The Development.
I curated my art into a show that formed THE RETROSPECTIVE OF AN EXTROVERTED RECLUSE .  
I also hand sculpt leather accessories which have become the J. ELSTER collection.
I have been exhibiting and performing art at different venues in New York City and am in post on the recording of an album.
Soon I will dive back into ...IN THE WOODS and finish the first season of episodes.
Announcements for upcoming gallery events and world premieres of the feature films, behind-the-scenes material, and inside information, will be delivered to your inbox. So sign up. I will never share your email  or information with anyone."  - Jennifer Elster


HEADVILLE is an archive blog that also serves as a place for honest discourse and the ...In the Woods story. 

ITW Pathway is a website with integrated introspective pathways that can be entered at  A prequel to the film series, the interactive experience samples textures from the original film footage to create an experience of parallax depth, pushing the limits of the medium in unexplored directions. You must have Flash to enter, sorry.



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