LA AIR presents NEW WORK BY ANDRE KEICHIAN
Thursday, November 7 at 8 PM
Doors 7:30 pm; FREE EVENT!
LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period. Artists in residence also engage with the greater EPFC community via screenings, workshops and other events. September/October resident is Andre Keichian:
“Reel in the Gap is a work in progress that investigates my family’s convoluted history of displacement and diaspora through the exploration of a recently found family photo album, whose migratory mapping traverses across the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Armenia), to France, Argentina, and the United States. This work plays with the ghosts of my family’s history through storytelling, documentation, and historical research.”
Andre Keichian works across photography, video and sculptural installation. Their intra-disciplinary practice explores the boundaries of presence and absence, realism and abstraction, proximity and distance, and tangible and the ephemeral. Always interwoven with their personal history as a queer, transgender Argentine-American, they are interested in making work that addresses the complexities and contingencies of what we call identity, as their own is difficult to define. They currently live and work in Los Angeles. FREE EVENT! FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!