• Date: May 22 - November 22, 2018
  • Location: The Standard Hollywood / The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles
  • Partner: The Standard
  • Artists: Elise Peterson
Film still from Waking Up to Dreams, 2015
Film still from Celebrating Sade, 2016
Film still from Women's Wear Daily, 2015
Film still from Lac Rose, 2015
Film still from Oshun Rebirth, 2017

Press Release




A Montage of Collage Animations on DVD, Color:

Waking Up to Dreams, 2015

Women's Wear Daily, 2015

Talking Heads, 2016

Lac Rose, 2015

Celebrating Sade, 2016

Oshun Rebirth, 2017


"The transparency of a person is under constant evaluation. We judge based on
visibility without much deeper consideration for the opacity of a person’s experience.
Even, at times, our own vision of self can be obscured. Sex, drugs, religion, trauma,
love and a myriad of experiences deepen the tonality between who we are and who
we have been.

My obsession with examining iterations of self has fueled ongoing work featuring
audio and visual exploration of recorded conversations and moving images. The
work explores the timelessness of truth alongside imprints of technology on
communication by utilizing 35mm film images and computer animation." - Elise Peterson

Elise R. Peterson is a writer and visual artist analyzing how identity interacts with
varying sociopolitical factors. Her written work doubles as storytelling and
investigating the nuance of identity as it relates to marginalized communities. Her
visual work is centered on reinterpreting the past in the framework of the evolving
notions of technology, Blackness, and cross-generational narratives.

Art Production Fund (APF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to
commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences
and expanding awareness through contemporary art.

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