Be Charming

‘Be Charming’ is a silent movie—completely silent!

This video premiered at ECOCA’s Our Bodies, Ourselves exhibition, March 7–April 10, 2019.

The three-minute video installation of ‘Be Charming’ played alongside Jean Marie Casbarian’s ‘Counting Pomegranate Seeds’

Image sources include:

  • Smart Knitting
  • McCall Needlework Knitting Crocheting, 1946
  • Home Arts Magazine, 1933
  • RIBA Journal, April 1973
  • Physical Culture, April 1930
  • Literary Digest, February 1934

The Ely Center of Contemporary Art is a public art gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, established by Jeanne Criscola, Anna Bresnick, and Raymond Smith.

By Elena Grossman

Elena Grossman is an artist and educator practicing visual art, graphic design, and programming for exhibition spaces, print, and screen media. Learn more about Elena