MI_LosAngeles2012: "A Curious Sense of Calm"

MI_LosAngeles2012: "A Curious Sense of Calm"

Screening poster here...

Manipulated Image in cooperation with TAM presents
"A Curious Sense of Calm"

MI's inaugural Los Angeles Screening of video art
curated by Alysse Stepanian

The inaugural screening of Manipulated Image in Los Angeles at the Torrance Art Museum will include invited video artists: Gerald Guthrie (Illinois, USA), Adnan Hussain (Los Angeles, USA), Kika Nicolela (São Paulo, Brazil), and Yuko Takemura (London, UK). Guthrie's digital animations are philosophical inquiries into a man-made world of artificiality and alienation. Hussain's hope is that his work will encourage people to "think for themselves." Kika Nicolela uses the natural expressions of body and movement to explore the connection between the self and society. Yuko Takemura creates sensuous settings that draw the viewer into her mysterious world of perceptions.

This is the first screening of LA-based artist, Adnan Hussain's work by Manipulated Image. Adnan will be present at the event to talk about his award-winning animated film, "Gul (flower)." Adnan was born in the US and lived in Pakistan for several years. On this very special evening at TAM, Adnan will share with the audience the process of creating his film and stories from behind the scenes of working with very accomplished Pakistani folk musicians. The music was composed for "Gul (flower)" by Ustad Amb Jogi, and recorded in Sindh, Pakistan.

Invited Artists:

ADNAN HUSSAIN (Los Angeles, USA) - will discuss his work
KIKA NICOLELA (São Paulo, Brazil)

Saturday, January 28, 2012
5pm - 7pm
FREE and open to the public
Project site:

Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503