COMING SOON to AUTOMATA!
November 7th and 8th
Hinterlands looks at various notions of domesticity, travel, and childlike play and features a small installation of intimate tableaux and slide projections for visitors to explore at their own pace. Miniatures, found photographs, and assemblages of natural materials evoke incomplete, uneasy narratives of haunted houses, alien landscapes, and misinterpreted historical events.
After viewing the installations, visitors will be seated for a screening of recent videos, 16mm films, and 35mm slideshow works by the artist, accompanied by a live singing saw performance by collaborator Beaux Mingus.
Gallery opens for viewing an hour before the screening.
Saturday, November 7th at 8 pm
Sunday November 8th at7pm BUY TICKETS
Gina Marie Napolitan is an experimental filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist originally from Brockton, Massachusetts. Her animated films have screened at the Boston Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive in New York City, LA FilmForum, Antimatter Film Festival, Black Maria, and numerous other venues in the United States and abroad. Her paintings, drawings, and collages have been exhibited in numerous galleries and were recently featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal. Gina has also worked as a puppeteer and video designer on several experimental theater productions at REDCAT and Automata. She received her BFA in Film/Video from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts.
Originally from Bakersfield, CA, Beaux Gest Mingus is a filmmaker whose work focuses on capturing intimate, personal rituals and the emotional resonance of overlooked places. His films have screened at The Canton Palace Theatre International Film Festival, REDCAT, Echo Park Film Center, The Kristi Engle Gallery, Public Space ONE in Iowa City, Exploded View Gallery in Tucson, and Monkeytown in Brooklyn. He has received production grants from Kodak and Fotokem, and was recently an artist-in-residence at Echo Park Film Center. He completed his MFA in Film/Video from the California Institute of the Arts and works professionally as a video editor. www.beauxmingus.com
November 13th and 14th
The Readers Chorus11 VARIED NEW WORKS COMPOSED BY OUR MEMBERS AND A SHORT POEM BY ROBERT LAX
The Reader's Chorus consists of composers and musicians, visual artists and filmmakers, writers and poets. Initially brought together to perform Robert Lax and John Beer’s rarely performed Black White Oratorio, we were inspired by this hallucinogenic poem and the possibilities of sound in a group of speaking voices. Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren recruited a dedicated corps to experiment with timbral combinations, rhythms, and the spatialization of voices. Since then members have been creating new works for the Chorus to develop and arrange in laboratory rehearsal.
THE READER’S CHORUS :
Casey Anderson, Jenica Anderson, Kate Brown, Lyman Chaffee, Tuni Chatterji, Clay Chaplin, Carolyn Chen, Drew Corey, Morgan Gerstmar, Eric Heep, Samantha Hopkins, Jen Hutton, Heather Lockie, Luke Martin, Laura Steenberge, Davy Sumner, Haruko Tanaka, Christine Tavolacci, Tim Tsang
ORGANIZED BY : Sara Roberts & Jordan Biren
Friday, November 13th at 8pm
Saturday, November 14th at 8pm
29 Cross Examinationsby Maureen Selwood
In 29 Cross Examinations, filmmaker and installation artist Maureen Selwood moves into new territory with a contemporary meditation on the trial of Joan of Arc. Through live performance, film clips, and transcripts from the actual trial, Selwood cracks open a new perspective on this much mythologized folk hero.
29 Cross Examinations probes the connections between religious fervor and sexual identity, and plays with the bizarre intimacy of the interrogation relationship. Through the actual text of the inquisition, we meet the real Joan – yet, as Joan herself says, “One does not allow the whole truth to be told.”
Written and Directed by Maureen Selwood
Performed by K. Bradford and Nathan Nonhof
Assistant Director: Tempe Hale
Digital Projections by Jeremy Glaholt
Movement Director: Sarah McCarron
Lighting Designer: R. S. Buck
Animation by Maureen Selwood and Sunny Liang
Sculptures courtesy of Megan Cotts
Friday, November 20th at 8pm
Saturday, November 21st at 8pm
Sunday, November 22 at 3pm
ONGOING AT AUTOMATA: PEEPHOLE CINEMA
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. http://www.peepholecinema.com/peephole-cinema-los-angeles-2/