Coming Soon

August 1-3, 2014

Gina Napolitan's

The Early Museum (East Wing)

An Installation with Periodic Performance

THE EARLY MUSEUM (East Wing) is a multi-part installation which organizes household relics, 35mm slides, 16mm film, and scraps of found footage into a series of ghostly--but grossly inaccurate--historical anecdotes. As viewers wander between stations, the silence of the space is periodically broken (every half-hour, on the half-hour) by stories and music performed by the museum docent.

THE EARLY MUSEUM (East Wing) will be presented in Automata's main gallery space, as well as our storefront windows, as part of AUTOMATA WINDOWS: INSIDE OUT.

August 1-3, 2014
7 PM to 10 PM nightly

Gina Marie Napolitan is an experimental filmmaker and media artist originally from Brockton, Massachusetts, now residing in Los Angeles. 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, animateCologne, and numerous other venues in the United States and abroad. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Award, and this past year she was awarded artist residencies at Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles and La Macina di San Cresci in Tuscany, Italy. Recently, Gina has 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.

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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 public hours soon to be announced. 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 will be developing an epic narrative around an embattled menagerie of animal, human and supernatural beings that she will both embody and depict through drawing and painting.

Performances Dates
This Friday, Aug 1st, Noon-2
This Saturday, August 2nd, 2pm-4pm and 7-10PM
August 16th and 23rd, 7-10pm


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!


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