THE INNER WORLD OF JANIE GEISER

THE INNER WORLD OF JANIE GEISER

Los Angeles and West Coast premieres
Jack Skirball Screening Series

Internationally recognized film and theater artist Janie Geiser returns to REDCAT to present a slate of short experimental films whose poetry, atmospherics and sense of mystery redefine the art of animation. The program includes Spiral Vessel (2000, 7 min.), featuring a found psychological test kit replete with puzzle figures made out of pull-away body parts; Immer Zu (1997, 9 min.), which evokes an underworld of secret messages, cryptic languages and indecipherable codes; Vapor Drama (2004, 7 min.), a work that depicts the wanderings of an entranced woman through an impossible landscape of paper-thin buildings; Lost Motion (1999, 11 min.), which uses found figurines and toys to show a man’s search for a mysterious woman; Terrace 49 (2004, 6 min.), a new film in which scenes of impending disaster collide with repeated images of a woman’s body on the verge of disappearing into cinematic space; Ultima Thule (2002, 10 min.), where land, sky and gravity give way to deep oceanic space; and The Fourth Watch (2000, 11 min.), in which imagery of people taken from black-and-white movies is superimposed onto a doll-house interior. All films projected in 16mm.

In person: Janie Geiser

 

Date/Time G ST CA
Mon 5.2.05, 8:00 pm $8 $6 $4

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff