Janie Geiser is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, film, installation, and visual art. Geiser’s work is known for its recontextualization of abandoned images and objects, its embrace of artifice, and its sense of suspended time. Her work involves elliptical narratives, sublime use of superimpositon, and rich approach to collage.
“Geiser gives voice to the reaches of the unconscious, pointing to the abandoned splendor that exists prior to the rules of society and language.” —Holly Willis, Res, 2004
Helen Hill’s vibrant, humorous, handcrafted works use diverse techniques including puppets, cel and stop-motion animation, live action, painting and drawing. Her filmmaking combines a playful sense of participation and community with a clear-eyed recognition of the somber rhythms of death and rebirth. Film prints (courtesy of Harvard Film Archive) include Mouseholes (1999), Madame Winger Makes a Film (2001) and The Florestine Collection (2011) – completed posthumously by her husband, Paul Gailiunas.
Join Experimental Response Cinema and the Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz for this very special evening, curated by Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin (Now, Forager)!