alex mackenzie

 
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effulgence (2014)



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 Festival in 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, Struts Gallery/Faucet Media in New Brunswick, Cineworks Analog Annex in Vancouver and Daimon in Gatineau. 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. BIO

current/upcoming
shudder and are we still going to the movies? presented at flux gallery victoria feb 5 2016
convolution gallery installation of three 16mm works flux gallery victoria feb 5-20 2016
panel discussion with eric gaucher, peter sandwark, nina belmonte and michelle jacques medianet victoria feb 6 2016
totem screens with labor berlin's diffraktion #6 silent green kulturquartier berlin feb 6 2016

recent
ruin, highway 41 at deluge contemporary art sept 11-dec 19 2015
effulgence screening at anti-matter film festival victoria oct 30 2015
effulgence screening at l'alternativa barcelona nov 19 2015
totem and this charming couple screening with iris film collective 2015 usa tour:
excinema seattle oct 6
northwest film centre portland oct 12
exploded view microcinema tucson oct 15
basement films albuquerque oct 18
the front new orleans nov 14
school of art arizona state university nov 17
black hole oakland nov 19

auroratone: digitalis screens in new frontiers in psychiatric cinema goethe institue hanoi vietnam dec 15 2015

interviews/writings
luma interview iris film collective summer 2015
discorder interview iris film collective july/aug 2015
interview with ali lopez, post everything cfuv victoria (oct 10 2012)
interview by kirk finken in guerrila (july 2012)
lycanthropy, essay for strange codes: the life and films of arthur lipsett
monument, essay for empty quarter: notes and pictures
toward an ecology of film (claudio cacciotti)
living, breathing images (marie-hélène lemaire)
contingencies and continuities: the wooden lightbox
and new media history (zoë constantinides)
listening to the lightbox: recollecting a secret art (samuel thulin)

book reviews
review of loop, print, fade + flicker: david rimmer's moving images
(essay by mike hoolboom, interview by alex mackenzie) in senses of cinema
and in canadian literature
review of same in toro
review of damp: contemporary vancouver media art in broken pencil
(edited/designed by alex macKenzie and oliver hockenhull)

 

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