Using hand-made puppets, quirky rotoscoped animation and re-purposed footage (citing the links of Cassavetes, Bresson and Tarkovsky among others), the short films of Karen Yasinsky address deep themes of empathy, violence, spiritual grace and redemption as they veer between the cloyingly cute and the viscerally confrontational.

As part of a two-part San Francisco residency, Yasinsky appears in person to present a survey of works including After Hours; Perpetual Motion of My Love for You; Life is an Opinion, Fire a Fact, and more, including a special sneak peek of a new work. Full details at

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor.