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Norman Klein and Tom Leeser

Conversation with Norman Klein and Tom Leeser
Photo credit: Brica Wilcox
Exhibition location: theatre

“A casual Saturday afternoon discussion about space, the body and collapse, framed with a fragmented response to the parallel worlds of Mount Wilson, Mount Lowe and the Imaginary 20th Century.”

Norman Klein is a critic, urban and media historian, novelist, and teaches in the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts. His books include The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory; Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon; The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects; Freud in Coney Island and Other Tales; and the database novel Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86. imaginarytwentiethcentury.com
Tom Leeser is a digital media artist, educator, curator and writer. He is the Program Director of the Art and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. Tom’s moving image work along with his interactive installations and public performances have been shown at MOCA Los Angeles, Telic Arts Exchange, Public School, MassMoca, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Kitchen, The Millennium and film and video festivals worldwide. Tom’s projects have received support from Art Matters, Creative Time and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. Tom’s recent curatorial projects include Radical Cosmologies, ISEA2012, Indirect Intention- A Home and Garden Intervention at the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Future Imaginary for the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design, The Lament Project- An Evening at the Manual Archives, Underground Cinemamachine for Machine Project and Object Lessons for Gigantic Artspace (GAS) in New York.