Peephole Cinema Los Angeles
The peephole will be open and available to the public 24/7
504 Chung King Court in the Chinatown District of Los Angeles
(Peephole is located in the alley behind the gallery)
In Geiser’s Ghost Algebra, a solitary figure navigates a landscape of constructed nature and broken bones. She peers through a decaying aperture, waiting and watching: the fragility of the body is exposed for what it is: ephemeral, liquid, a battlefield of nervous dreams. Using found and natural objects, rephotographed video, medical illustrations, and other collage elements, Ghost Algebra suggests one of the original meanings of the word “algebra”: the science of restoring what is missing, the reunion of broken parts.
Simpson’s Inconsolable Objects is a short animated film exploring states of agitation and unrest. Drawing on various source material, particularly comic book action sequences the film creates an abstracted experience of unease.
About the project:
Peephole Cinema is a “miniature cinema” collective with satellite projects in three cities: San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles. In each city, silent film shorts are screened 24/7 through a dime-sized peephole installed in a public location. Peephole Cinema LA is run by Allison de Fren, Brian Cantrell and Laurie O’Brien and is installed behind and hosted by Automata. This is an “exquisite corpse” curatorial project; the current curator will choose his or her replacement every two months for an entire year.