Find Robert Smith (2018)
Find Robert Smith is an ongoing digital and social media art project created as a companion piece to author and artist Salem Roberts' children's book Wilder in the Land of Lint that imagines Robert Smith of The Cure traveling the world. Each image hides within plain view, the artist's rendering of pop-icon Robert Smith to invite the spectator to pause their scrolling, pinch-to-zoom, and interact with the work.
Edvard Emoji (2015)
Edvard Emoji is an ongoing digital and social media project envisioned as a resource for educators that recontextualizes "forgotten" works of art in a way that makes them relevant for students. By showcasing these works in a contemporary gallery with a minor modern modification, the viewer is invited to explore the work for what is both familiar and also out of place.
Additional citation information for each repurposed painting is available here.
- Elster is a composer of film, dance, and commercial music. Recent film work includes the score for director Justine Feldt's (TLC, LIFETIME, and A&E) short, Abilene (2012). It premiered at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre in partnership with Watkins College of Art. Elster has also scored pieces for the MM2 Modern Dance Company and Beliefnet's Audio Adrenaline Exclusive Docu-Series.
Elster also creates music and sound design for Literal Label.