THE SECRET LIFE OF PUPPETS:
KAREN YASINSKY & HER MATERIAL CONJURINGS
Experimental Tuesdays welcomes artist KAREN YASINSKY who will be presenting a program of her singular films, animations and appropriations, that are as haunting as they are inviting, unmooring in the same way that they beguile.
Yasinsky’s work makes manifest the uncanny claims of the handmade, all the while engaging with the insistences of gravity, the imaginaries of cinema, and other kindred arenas of surprise and darkness.
About the artist:
Karen Yasinsky is an artist working primarily with animation and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art, NY, UCLA Hammer Museum, L.A. and Kunst Werke, Berlin. Her animations have been screened worldwide at various venues and film festivals including Museum of Modern Art, the New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant Garde and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Baker Award and is a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and the American Academy in Rome. She teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Film/Media Studies.
Experimental Tuesdays at the Union CInema is a free series unspooling on most Tuesdays throughout the semester that shares contemporary and canonical experimental media. Presented by the UWM Union Cinema and the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.
Free and open to all!