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Invasive Presence: Works by Selin Balci and Nora Howell

June 2 – June 26, 2015│ Peephole Cinema │ San Francisco, CA 


Selin Balci Nora Howell


Peephole Cinema is a “miniature cinema” collective with satellite projects in three cities: San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles. In each city, silent film shorts are screened 24/7 through a dime-sized peephole installed in a public location.  Peephole Cinema San Francisco is located at 280 ORANGE ALLEY (BETWEEN VALENCIA AND 26TH), was founded by Justine Topfer of and is now organized and curated by Sarah Klein of

I was thrilled to be invited as a guest curator because Peephole Cinema is not only changing the way that we engage with video art, but it’s redefining the once limited definition of public art. – Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell

curatorial statement

Washington, DC based curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell presents recent works by Baltimore-Washington based artists Selin Balci and Nora Howell.  These films, though very different in content, reflect on the challenges of modern day life.  The viewer is confronted with invasive imagery of power struggles both human and environmental.  Balci’s microscopic entities compete for their livelihoods in her visually dramatic biomorphic arena. Howell’s endeavor to free her face from the mysterious white goo is equally theatrical and reflective of the challenges of interaction.  Both artists present the viewer with adversarial material to digest slowly in consideration of their place in the world.


Viewing "Invasive Presence" at Peephole Cinema San Francisco.
Viewing “Invasive Presence” at Peephole Cinema San Francisco.

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