• Lost Motion
  • The Red Book
  • Immer Zu

Janie Geiser: Mysteries and Unearthed Histories

Presented with a prerecorded interview with the filmmaker.

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Janie Geiser is a multidisciplinary American artist whose practice includes performance, film, installation, and visual art. Her work in collage animation has been central to her artistic output for more than twenty-five years. Using painted cutouts, vintage materials, found objects, live action, still photography, and manipulations of light and shadow, she creates imaginary worlds that explore memory, language, and identity. Her approach to sound is equally evocative. From The Red Book, which was nominated to the National Film Registry, to her more recent works, Geiser’s films are influenced by surrealism, psychology, art history, design, and Americana, and they reveal a unique and accomplished vision.

— Susan Oxtoby

Films in this Screening

The Red Book

Janie Geiser, United States, 1994

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 12 mins
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  • Janie Geiser

The Secret Story

Janie Geiser, United States, 1996

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 9 mins
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  • Janie Geiser

Immer Zu

Janie Geiser, United States, 1997

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 9 mins
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  • Janie Geiser

Lost Motion

Janie Geiser, United States, 1999

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 11 mins
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  • Janie Geiser

Magnetic Sleep, Episode 1

Janie Geiser, United States, 2006–09

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 8 mins
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  • Janie Geiser

Look and Learn

Janie Geiser, United States, 2017

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 11 mins
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  • Janie Geiser

Reverse Shadow

Janie Geiser, United States, 2019

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 8 mins
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  • Janie Geiser

Valeria Street

Janie Geiser, United States, 2018

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 12 mins
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  • Janie Geiser