Just weeks after French filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot began shooting L'enfer, a film about an insanely jealous husband, his lead actor became ill. Then Clouzot became ill, and his doctors ordered him to stop production. He never finished. But the footage that does exist is full of optical illusions and flashing, spinning color, meant to depict the derangement jealousy causes. The film reminded curator Martha Kirszenbaum of optical and kinetic experiments in art, and her show “The End of the Night” at LACE includes five artists whose work transfixes as L'enfer does. As you enter, you see Julio le Parc's spinning fans in a black box, then Isabelle Cornaro's dreamily lit footage of individual bills and coins standing on their sides and looking so substantial it's hard to recognize them. 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; through Dec. 22. (323) 957-1777; welcometolace.org.

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