Friday, May 29 and Saturday May, 30th at 8PM

New films by Laura Heit

An evening of new films by Laura Heit including Two Ways Down (2015), Rover's Eye (2015) and Apollo (2015), The Deep Dark (2011), and White Dialogues (2012)

Recent films presented by the artist, in person, feature drawn animation, depictions of hell, footage shot from space craft, disembodied heads, specters, and music by Emily Lacy and Jordan Dykstra.

Along side these new films a program of experimental animation by filmmakers and comic book artists including Crux by Lilli Carre and Alexander Stewart, Essay 1 and 4 by Julie Doucet and Jiro goes to the Dentist by Gina Kamentsky, Mound by Allison Schulnik, Down to Nothing by Jake Friedstrong


Laura Heit is an experimental filmmaker and a performance artist. Her work has been featured at museums and film festivals around the world including The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR and their 2014 Innovation Award for her installation Two Ways Down which premiered at Adams and Ollman spring 2014 and was an Artforum critics pick. Heit has a BFA in Film from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Royal College of Art, London. Laura lives and works in Portland, Oregon, after many years living in Los Angeles.


Visit PEEPHOLE CINEMA, a new permanent screening site at Automata, available for viewing 24 hours a day. Peephole Cinema, conceived and curated by Laurie O'Brien and Allison deFren, is located in the alley behind Automata, to the left of our back door, between North Hill Street and Chung King Road.