The Woods is an interactive light and shadow installation that invites the viewer to consider their physical and symbolic relationship with the forest. Viewers walk through a knee-high forest of twigs as moving LED lights automatically illuminate their path.

What: Interactive light and shadow installation
Where: Automata, 504 Chung King Ct
When: April 20-21 @ 7-11pm, April 22 2pm-11pm, Reception April 21
Cost: FREE


Admission is free, but we encourage you to register for entry:

Tickets: Eventbrite

About the Artist

Jesse Garrison is an emerging Los Angeles―based multimedia artist and video designer. He is about to complete his MFA in Interactive Media at the California Institute of the Arts. His work ranges from interactive installation to media design for theater, dance and other performances. He uses a wide range of technology to examine the boundaries between the physical and digital, the performer and the audience. His recent work has incorporated everything from computer vision libraries and Augmented Reality SDKs to overhead projectors, colored oil and 35mm slides.

Recent stage work includes The Builders Association’s “Elements of Oz” (3LD), Only Child Aerial Theater’s “Asylum” (Skirball Center, Burning Coal), “Thread” and “Francesca, Francesca” at the Edinburgh Fringe and numerous CalArts productions including “Paradise by Design,” directed by Martin Acosta. Recent installation work includes “VROM,” a biometric virtual reality meditation experience, “Or, Aurora,” an interactive interpretation of the Aurora Borealis and “NewsPrint,” an anachronistic printing machine that combines social and obsolete media.

He is currently developing a GPS-driven narrative audio experience for a site in Brooklyn, a site-responsive, audience-centric immersive performance, and a virtual reality examination of embodiment and the afterlife.

He is a member of The Builders’ Association and a Sinking Ship Productions Associate Artist. His work can be seen at



504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012



April 20, 7-11pm
April 21, 7-11pm with reception
April 22, 2-11pm

Please sign up for a time you are planning to attend. Visitors without reservations will be let in on a first-come, first served basis. Ticketing will be available soon.


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