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Clouded Sulphur (death is a knot undone), Geiser's collaboration with Erik Ehn and Valerie Opielski, premiered at AUTOMATA in Los Angeles in February 2013, with 11 sold-out performances.

JANIE GEISER RECEIVED A 2012 MAPFUND GRANT FOR CLOUDED SULPHUR (DEATH IS A KNOT UNDONE), AS WELL AS A CENTER FOR CULTURAL INNOVATION GRANT, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THE FEBRUARY 2013 PREMIERE PERFORMANCES OF CLOUDED SULPHUR (DEATH IS A KNOW UNDONE).  

Janie Geiser is the Eisner Award recipient of the 2011 California Community Foundation's fellowship for visual artists.

Upcoming film screenings include the 2013 Oberhausen Film Festival, and recent screenings inclue the 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2012 London International Film Festival's Experimenta, 2012 New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant-Garde, the  Berkeley Art Museum (one person show, 2012), S8 Festival of Experimental Film, Spain (one person show, 2012), and a retrospective of her films at the 2012 Halifax  Independent Film Festival.

Geiser's film arbor was screened at the 2012 NYfilm festival's Views from the avant-garde, and the London International film festival's Experimenta.

Geiser's Diorama Performance  The Reptile Under the Flowers had its full premiere to sold out crowds June 9-19, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles at The Giraffe Space, as a production of Automata. The Reptile Under the Flowers will have its New York premiere in June 2013 at Arts at St Ann's in Brooklyn, as a featured presentation of the 10th Toy Theater Festival.  

JANIE GEISER RECEIVED A CULTURAL EXCHANGE GRANT FROM THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS FOR A NOVEMBER 2010 RESIDENCY in st petersburg, Russia. WITH CHRIS BARECCA AND SUSAN SIMPSON, she  COLLABORATEd WITH THEATER POKOLENIY ON THEIR NEW WORK PITERBURG.

Geiser's film The Fourth Watch was selected by Film Comment as one of the top  10 Avant garde films of the past decade.

2010 screenings of  films Ghost Algebra (2009), Kindless Villain (2010) and The Floor of the World (2010) included the 2011 Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2011 Images Festival, 2010 New York Film Festival, 2010 London International Film Festival, and the 2010 San Francisco Film Festival.

The Red Book, Geiser's 1994 experimental film, was included in the 2009 National Film Registry.

The Library of Congress selects 25 films annually to be preserved  in the National Film Registry, as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures for generations to come.  This yes's selections bring the number of films in the registry to 525, and includes such films as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Lead Shoes, The Incredible Shrinking Man. and Winsor McKay's Little Nemo.

 

two scenes from Geiser's diorama-installation Evidence of Floods were performed at the Katonah Art Museum in February 2010, as part of the exhibition The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater.

 The exhibit features work by Janie Geiser, William Kentridge, Basil Twist, Julie Taymore, Dan Hurlin, Brian Selznick, Mabou Mines, Roman Paska, Hanne Tierney, Chris M. Green, Ralph Lee/Mettawee River Theater, Eric Bass/Sandglass Theater, and Liz Goldberg. 

http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/the-art-of-contemporary-puppet-theater-opens-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-february-28-2010

 

Melinda Barlow's essay Toward a Feminist "Coney Island of the Avant Garde": Janie Geiser's Cinema of Attractions,  is included in the recently published anthology THERE She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond, edited by Corinn Columpar and Sophie Mayer, published by Wayne State University/

http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/974/There-She-Goes

 

Geiser's most recent film Ghost Algebra was  selected for the 2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Courtisane Festival (Ghent, Belgium), and the san francisco film festival.

 

 Lost at sea: intermedial encounters in the Films of Janie Geiser, an essay by Genevieve Yue, appears in the latest issue of Grey Room. Grey Room 36, Summer 2009, pp. 114–129.) The full text is reproduced in this News/Links section, click the text on the left side of this page.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/grey/-/36

 

The Wexner Center for the Arts  presented Janie Geiser presents Magnetic Sleep and Other Films on October 22, 2009.

http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=4141

 

Cinema Project in Portland, Oregon presented the full 9 episodes of Magnetic Sleep (2009) on October 6 and 7, 2009, at 7:30 pm.  Geiser's first 16mm film, Babel Town (1992), was also screened.

http://www.cinemaproject.org/screenings.html#echoes

 

Magnetic Sleep Episode 1 was screened at The Rotterdam International Film Festival in January 2009, as part of its seri es of sh ort avant-garde films, and at the Courtisane Festival in Ghent, Belgium.

 

 A Peepshow/Installation/Performance, Reptile Under the Flowers (Parts 1-12) was performed as a work in progress in May 2009 as a co-presentation of Automata and The Museum of Jurassic Technology at the Foshay Masonic Lodge in the Culver City area of Los Angeles.  All performances were sold out.  Look for further performances in winter/spring  2010.

THE REPTILE UNDER THE FLOWERS (PARTS 1-4) was presented as a work in progress at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in August 2008 to sold-out crowds.

 

The Griffith Park Ring Cycle, Geiser's  collaboration with architect Barbara Bestor, premiered June 26 at the Manual Archives in Los Angeles.

 

Automata hosted it's first benefit on Saturday March 21 at The Metabolic Studio at Farmlab.

 

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