Intertidal, by Alex MacKenzie
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:00 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Intertidal, by Alex MacKenzie
A live, dual projector performance with Alex MacKenzie in person!
At the Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th Street (by Hoover), Los Angeles CA 90007
For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323-377-7238
Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors/V.P.E.S. Members; free for Filmforum members. Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.
(2012, 16mm X 2 analytic, ~50-60 minutes)
Inspired both by the work and thought of 1940s marine scientist Ed Ricketts and the technical approach of French filmmaker Jean Painleve in the same era, INTERTIDAL presents a submersive exploration of the tidal zones and marine life off the shores of Western Canada. Using both camera and non-camera approaches, this performance-based work presented on two analytic 16mm projectors speaks to the fragility of both the film medium and the marine environment explored. Travelling as far West as Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island and North to the tip of Naikoon on Haida Gwaii, this route expessly emulates that which Ricketts and his close friend author John Steinbeck intended to revisit prior to Ricketts' untimely death in 1948. The scope and materiality of both emulsion and environment are explored using elements as wide ranging as photograms, alternative film chemistry, live manipulation, and the very movement of the tides themselves. At once personal, political, visual and ecological, the work gives equal weight to representation and abstraction. A project of process through exploration, INTERTIDAL is a marine ecology for emulsion: teeming and tenuous, fleeting and alive.
"Speeds shifting with the tides, vintage projectors rumble as we are piloted through hidden passages to remote inlets on a timeless voyage of discovery. Part naturalist journal, part poetic travelogue, MacKenzie's masterful handmade film work captures the rugged beauty of the west coast and its delicate cycles of marine life." -- Todd Eacrett, Antimatter Film Festiva
Alex MacKenzie is an experimental film artist working primarily with analog equipment and hand processed imagery. He creates works of expanded cinema, light projection installation, and projector performance. His work has screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the
EXiS Experimental Film Festivalin Seoul, Lightcone in Paris, Kino Arsenal in Berlin and others. Alex was the founder and curator of the Edison Electric Gallery of Moving Images, the
Blinding Light!! Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival. He was an artist in residence at Atelier MTK in Grenobles, France and Struts Gallery/Faucet Media in New Brunswick. Alex co-edited Damp: Contemporary Vancouver Media Art (Anvil Press 2008), and interviewed David Rimmer for Loop, Print, Fade + Flicker: David Rimmer's Moving Images (Anvil Press 2009). Alex was recently Artist in Residence at Cineworks' Analog Film Annex in Vancouver. More at http://www.alexmackenzie.ca
Interview with Alex MacKenzie: http://www.alexmackenzie.ca/intertidal_interview.pdf
This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2013 is our 38th year.
Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
Dec 8 - Nicolas Rey, in person with LES SOVIETS PLUS L'ÉLECTRICITÉ, at the Velaslavasay Panorama
Dec 15 Ann Arbor Film Festival tour
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The Velaslavasay Panorama (View)
1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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