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Mystery Theater: Kelly Sears

Machine Project

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM (PDT)

Los Angeles, CA

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General Ended $10.00 $1.24

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IMPORTANT: Seating is from 3:15pm - 3:30pm. Due to the nature of performances, there will be no late seating and no refunds for late arrivals. Tickets are by advance purchase only.

Entry to the theater is down a narrow spiral staircase. If you will need assistance, please contact for other entrance options.


Kelly Sears‘s Abstraction Reaction is a site-specific film program that presents film, video and animations that utilize a variety of production strategies that resist a cohesive sense of visual representation and narrative. Abstraction Reaction instead explores the space that exists beyond the pictorial, figurative and often the recognizable.

The works in this program look at abstraction as a craft and a wide variety of techniques with which contemporary artists forge a lyrical, graphical, and at times, astral visual practice. Victorian decorative borders are rendered into unsteadied optic and sonic patterns, reflective materials are animated to create holographic effects, film sprayed directly with developer becomes a rhythmic meditation, handmade lenses are used to create digital glitches, a portrait of television tower is constantly interrupted and distorted by electronic signals, and the experience of a car is translated into water drops and soapscapes.

The following pieces will be shown during the program:
Scott Fitzpatrick, Bruces Border’s, 7:30, 2013
Wenhua Shi, Endless, 1:30, 2005
Lilli Carré, Bleedin’ Heart, 1:15, 2011
Mike Stoltz, With Plusses and Minuses, 5:00, 2013
Jeanne Liotta, Sutro, 3:00, 2009
Pat O Neill, Squirtgun/Stepprint, 5:00, 1998
Jen Proctor, Surfacing, 2:30, 2003
Lauren Cook, PXXXL, 3:00, 2012
Jodie Mack, Glistening Thrills, 8:00 2013
Neil Young, Slid the Hammer, 45 seconds, 2013
Norbert Shieh, Washes, 8:30, 2010

Please note : This program is not recommended for anyone who has epilepsy.

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When & Where

Machine Project
1200 N Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM (PDT)

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