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Synopsis

Geiser’s early film “Spiral Vessel”, which presents exchanges between humanity and science, screens in dialogue with exchange-based films by ten other artists she admires. The program includes: “Eclipse” (2005, Jeanne Liotta), “Shadow” (2007, Ernie Gehr), “Dream of a Rarebit Fiend” (1906, Edwin S. Porter), “Many Thousands Gone” (2015, Ephraim Asili), “YOLO” (2015, Ben Russell), “Empyrean” (2017, Kalpana Subramanian), “Line Describing Your Mom” (2011, Michael Robinson), “Spiral Vessel” (2000, Janie Geiser), “Frequency Objects” (2013, Julie Murray), “Marseille Après La Guerre” (2015, Billy Woodberry), and “Village, silenced” (2012, Deborah Stratman).

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Janie Geiser is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, film, and installation. Geiser’s work is known for its recontextualization of abandoned images and objects, its embrace of artifice, and its investigation of memory, power and loss. Geiser’s cinema have been presented at the Whitney, MOMA, the Guggenheim, the Centre Pompidou, Strausbourg Museum, and at numerous festivals including the New York Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Viennale, and others.

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