Janie Geiser

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JANIE GEISER: CADA FORMA PERMITE UNA EXPERIENCIA DIFERENTE DE ESPACIO Y TIEMPO

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Me gustaría recuperar algunas palabras de un intercambio previo con la artista nacida en Luisiana Janie Geiser, que reflejan acertadamente cómo percibo el trabajo de esta maravillosa cineasta experimental estadounidense, autora de obras maestras del cine collage como The Red Book (1994 ), Ghost Algebra (2010), Valeria Street (2018), Reverse Shadow (2019), entre muchos otros cortometrajes. Janie Geiser también trabaja en instalaciones y performances con cine expandido y títeres, y co-creó Automata, una película experimental y teatro de títeres en Los Ángeles.

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JANIE GEISER: “I LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN WORK THAT ALLOWS MY CURIOSITY TO GET IN PLAY”

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

I would like to recover some words with a previous exchange with Louisiana-born artist Janie Geiser, which aptly reflect on how I still feel about the work of this wonderful American experimental filmmaker, author of masterpieces of collage cinema such as The Red Book (1994), Ghost Algebra (2010), Valeria Street (2018), Reverse Shadow (2019), among many others. Janie also works in installation and performance with expanded cinema and puppets, and co-created Automata, an experimental film and puppet theater in Los Angeles.

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Main Articles

SNIPPETS OF A CONVERSATION WITH JANIE GEISER ABOUT “REVERSE SHADOW” (2019)

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

As with all Janie Geiser’s work, one may ask what hides beneath this complexity of image layering, of this multiverse of images that dialogue with each other, as entangled in a wild dream of someone’s trauma, of the presence of memory made oeniric, of the materiality of objects we once owned and cherished, coming back as a feverish phantasmagoria, an inescapable flow of synaptic pulses…

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Film Festival Reports

OLHAR DE CINEMA 2018: VALERIA STREET BY JANIE GEISER

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

After watching most of Janie Geiser’s work for Olhar de Cinema, I came up with the term “steoroscopic artifacts” in search for a proper definition for her cinema that would make me understand what I was watching. It’s not that Geiser’s films are unlike anything I had seen so far (an immediate connection with Rhayne Vermette comes to mind), but it was the particular use of layered images, each one with its own particular significant, (which reminded me of Val Del Omar’s words about his expanded work) that allowed me to coin such a term.

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OLHAR DE CINEMA 2018: JANIE GEISER’S STEREOSCOPIC ARTIFACTS

Not to subvert the proper definition of what stereoscopic is, but meddling with some of the images of Janie Geiser’s oeuvre kept me in incessant agony while trying to get a word that was remarkable enough as to describe her unique language of animation. Stereoscopic is then, an easy (sort of easy) way to describe the transmutation of the multiple overlayed images that recreate this sense of stereo-visual game, a game that is expanded in Geiser’s multiple work as an installation artist, visual artist and performer. I was able to grasp a wide panorama of her film works while covering her program at the last Olhar de Cinema Film Festival. 

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