Coming Soon


July 26th-September 15, 2014

Susan Simpson performs:

Augustine September: Artist in Residence

At Kiosk #7 at the Far East Plaza

Augustine September will be Automata's micro-resident artist throughout the remainder of the summer. Because she is small in stature we are able to offer her a complete live/work space in Kiosk #7. September will be sharing her unique work process with the community during posted hours.

Augustine September is a painter, writer and multimedia performer. Her practice encompasses costume creation, dance and small-scale paintings done as a medium for personal communication with individual audience members. During her residency, Augustine September is developing an epic narrative around an embattled menagerie of animal, human and supernatural beings who inhabit a small volcanic island. She will both embody these creatures and depict them through drawings and painting (see paintings below).

Upcoming Performances Dates:

Wednesday, August 27th, 12-2pm
Thursday, August 28th, 12pm-2pm

*These performances are ambient. Come anytime during the open hours.

ALSO, Augustine is accepting objects and materials to re-purpose for the costumes and props for her performances. Consider bringing her an offering.

The Far East Plaza (727 N. Broadway) runs in between Hill and Broadway on the South end of Chinatown. Kiosk #7 lies right outside Chego and Scoops!


September 11, 2014
at 8 PM

I Choose Darkness:
Puppet films of KAREN YASINSKY

"In an age of media saturation, when everything is parsed and understood before you can change the channel, Yasinsky's claymation strips away the encrusted layers of interpretation, nostalgia, and common sense, leaving us with the empty husk of action itself. It's like finding a calm eddy in a rushing river of meaning, where you loll and dawdle, before you're swept away once more by the water's implacable rush toward its destination." (Saul Anton)

Baltimore-based artist and filmmaker KAREN YASINSKY will present a selection of her animated puppet films. Yasinsky uses animation models to explore the fact of the body as awkward object. Referencing films such as The Wizard of Oz, Au Hasard Balthazar and L'Atalante, narrative is suggested in the films but resolution withheld. Animation is used as a tool to explore both human relations and the power of objects through mimesis.

For more information

$12 general admission
$10 members, students, seniors
Seating is Limited; Advance Reservations Suggested.


Special thanks to the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Durfee Foundation,The Center for Cultural Innovation, The Metabolic Studio, and The MAP fund