Janie Geiser

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Janie Geiser

Janie Geiser is an internationally recognized experimental filmmaker and visual/performance artist..."Geiser gives voice to the reaches of the unconscious, pointing to the abandoned splendor that exists prior to the rules of society and language." (---Holly Willis)
 Geiser's films have been presented at the Whitney, MOMA, LACMA, the Guggenheim, Redcat, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Wexner Center, the Walker Art Center, 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 more. Her film The Red Book was selected for the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, and her films are in MOMA's permanent collection. Geiser is the recipient of a Doris Duke Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an OBIE Award, and funding from MAPfund , Creative Capital, and other foundations. One of the pioneers of the renaissance of American avant-garde puppet theater, Geiser creates innovative, hypnotic works that integrate objects, performance, and projection. Geiser currently lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches at CalArts.