Cineinfinito #127&128: Janie Geiser

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Janie Geiser (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American artist and experimental filmmaker. In 1986, Geiser moved to New York City where she founded “Janie Geiser and Co.”, a collection of New York actors and puppeteers. She created a number of key works there, including Stories from Here (1986), developed with the Jottay Theater, including writer Neill Bogan and composer Chip Epsten. They were awarded an Obie for their production of Stories from Here at Dance Theater Workshop. Other shows included When the Wind Blows (1992), Evidence of Floods (1994-1996), Night Behind the Windows (1998) and more. Starting in 1992, Geiser began making short experimental films, a practice that continues through this day. Her performances often combine film and live performance. Her films have been screened at major museums including MOMA, the Whitney Museum, LACMA, SFMOMA, and others. Her films have screened at festivals including The New York Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and others.

Geiser currently lives Los Angeles where her practice includes moving image, performance, installation, and work at the merger of these forms.  She is currently on the faculty at CalArts.

September 17th, 19h
Program I - The Nervous FIlms: (order and selection according to indications by Janie Geiser)

  • The Fourth Watch (2000), 16mm, color, sound, 11 min
  • The Nervous Films (series, 2009-12):
    Ghost Algebra (2009), 16mm, color, sound, 7 min
    – Kindless Villain (2010), 16mm, b&w, sound, 5 min
    – The Floor of the World (2010), 16mm, color, sound, 9 min
    – Ricky (2011), 16mm, color, sound, 11 min
    – Arbor (2012), 16mm, b&w, sound, 8 min

*Screening introduced by Gloria Vilches

Screening format: DCP 2K (copies supervised by the author)

Special thanks to Janie Geiser and Gloria Vilches

September 22nd, 19h
Program II - Double Vision(order and selection according to indications by Janie Geiser)

  • Arbor (2012), 16mm, b&w, sound, 15 min
  • The Hummingbird Wars (2014), digital video, color, sound, 11 min
  • Cathode Gardenm (2015), digital video, color, sound, 8 min
  • Silent Sister (2016), digital video, color, sound, 6 min
  • Kriminalistik (2013), digital video, color, sound, 5 min
  • Look and Learn (2017), digital video, color, sound, 11 min
  • Fluorescent Girl (2018), digital video, color, sound, 2 min
  • Flowers of the Sky (2016), digital video, color, sound, 9 min
  • Valeria Street (2018), digital video, color, sound, 11 min

Screening format: DCP 2K (copies supervised by the author)

Special thanks to Janie Geiser


Cineinfinito #127: Janie Geiser (I)
Cineinfinito #128: Janie Geiser (II)

Image Gallery: 

Ghost Algebra (Janie Geiser, 2009)
Ghost Algebra (Janie Geiser, 2009)

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Dates: 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 19:00
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 19:00

Venue: 

  • Carrer de Béjar, 53 baixos
    08014   Barcelona, Barcelona
    Spain
    41° 22' 30.4608" N, 2° 8' 19.9896" E