Alex Eisenberg makes films and is a perfomer. This webiste showcases some of his projects.
In 2021 Alex was a Fellow on the Year Here social innovation programme. He worked in the NHS with Healthy London Partnership and on a queer intergenrational project with InCommon and Tonic Housing. He subsequently founded soda - a social enterprise which supports chronically ill and disabled people to partcipate in inclusive deisgn processes with public services and brands.
His artistic work includes The Light of Day (2020), a short experimental film made with the artists Anne Bean and Jeanette Iljon and the short film Last Five Songs (2021). In 2019 he worked with with Liz Rosenfeld on White Sands Crystal Foxes, a film made for the Zeiss Groß Planetarium in Berlin that premiered at the 2022 Berlinale.
Since 2016 Alex has performed in videos and live performances as Gaye Rimmer, the mother of the drag family The Rimmers who host the queer clubnight Buttmitzvah (London/New York). The Rimmer’s short film, Personal Shopping, premiered in late 2019 and won first prize in the ‘Born to be Cheap’ category at the Courtsmaistrash Queer Film Festival in Brussels in 2020.
Alex worked at the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) between 2012 and 2020 as curator of digital and special projects. He has worked with Tate Modern, the Barbican, Google Arts and Culture, the British Library, and Hull City of Culture as well as many independent artists and grassroots organisations. In 2019 Alex was Associate Programmer at Battersea Arts Centre, London.
Alex’s background is in collaborative performance making and he has an MA in Contemporary Performance Practice from Royal Central Speech and Drama. He was a core member of the collectives Present Attempt (2006-12) and Kings of England (2011-2016). He was also the co-founder of Showtime, a platform for performance which ran across three editions between 2010 and 2013.
Between 2017 and 2020 Alex was part of the Processwork UK diploma programme, training as a group and community facilitator. He is currently running a monthly groupexploring historical and intergenerational trauma in the Jewish community.
Alex lives and works in London.