alex mackenzie : filmart

 
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intertidal (2012)



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 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. BIO

current/upcoming
iris film collective gulf island tour aug 2014
daimon artist residency, sept/oct 2014
backbone introduction/screening daimon oct 9 2014
maddox seminar labominable la courneuve france oct/nov 2014
intertidal screening and talk mire nantes france nov 4 2014
intertidal/logbook screening laborberlin/kino arsenal berlin nov 7 2014
labourberlin handmade emulsion workshop berlin nov 8/9 2014
intertidal/logbook screening le 102 grenoble france nov 11 2014
intertidal/logbook screening cinema spoutnik geneva nov 13 2014
intertidal screening centro multimedia mexico city dec 12 2014

recent interviews/writings
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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