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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.

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


Automata, 504 Chung King Court in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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