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In “Lorem ipsum I” and “Lorem ipsum II,” San Diego-based video artist Victoria Fu documents, in near-silence, a cryptic young woman in a pleasant house and garden whose face is usually tantalizingly out of reach. Some of her box-within-box video tricks are drawn straight from the 24 and CSI: Miami bag of tricks, though the grainy, watery quality of the film suggests Super 8 more than high-def, high-concept television. Fu’s careful layering of image upon image offers a convincing Windows-style look, and the works’ visual movements suggest the experience of multitasking. At one point, Fu uses layered multiple exposures to suggest an Escheresque infinite staircase. But the most unexpectedly satisfying portions of the nearly 12- and six-minute loops are the interstitial color fields which, whether intentionally or by accident, provide a range of dreamy, undulating hues.

The show is on view Tuesdays to Saturdays noon to 6 p.m. to June 22 at Flashpoint Gallery, 916 G St NW. Free. (202) 315-1305. culturaldc.org.