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Alex MacKenzie: Experiments for a single projector

August 9 @ 19:30 - 21:00


Experiments For A Single Projector (Alex MacKenzie, ~ 60 mins) explores the potential of the 16mm* film projection apparatus.

Amplifying the possibilities of this refined and precise tool, this suite of expanded and performed works uses the mechanism to its fullest potential; manipulating, modifying and enhancing various aspects of its functionality. Found footage, painted filmstrips and light are transformed with beam interference, bi-packed, looping, focus, lens and shutter alterations to create radically transformed and dreamlike spaces—epic, immersive, and abstracted.

The results shimmer across the screen, uniting “the cosmic with the microscopic…in an ecstatic splendour of light” (Marilyn Brakhage).

“Alex MacKenzie is the unequivocal master of contemporary Canadian expanded cinema: using rare and outdated technology with the deft touch of a visual alchemist, MacKenzie spins his stunning and mesmerising anti-narratives using the detritus of cinematic history to create a completely unforgettable, and undeniably powerful, alternate vision.” – Antimatter Film Festival




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St John's Church Hall,
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