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:
workshop: intro to the steenbeck (cineworks annex) vancouver mar 23 10am-2pm
r2r film festival youth workshops, roundhouse vancouver apr 7-11 2014
artwaste group show, cineworks annex june 6 2014
your neighbour's film nights vancouver june 20-22 2014

daimon artist residency, oct 2014
handmade emulsion conference, labominable, la courneuve, france oct 2014

mid/western usa fall tour:
tie: alternative measures, an investigation of artist-run film labs (nov 20-24, 2013)
> expanded cinema workshop, nov 21
> cineworks annex lab program (includes logbook), nov 23
>intertidal screening, nov 24
> exploring contemporary expanded cinema panel discussion, nov 24

intertidal screening, basement films/guild cinema albuquerque (nov 26 2013)
16mm expanded cinema workshop, basement films (nov 26 2013)
logbook, this charming couple and others, echo park film centre los angeles (nov 30 2013)
expanded cinema workshop, echo park film centre los angeles (dec 1 2013)
intertidal screening, los angeles filmforum (dec 5 2013)
intertidal screening, shapeshifters oakland (dec 8 2013)
are we still going to the movies?, special screening for sf cinematheque xmas party with paul clipson (dec 9 2013)
intertidal, this charming couple & logbook screening, sf cinematheque/exploratorium, san francisco (dec 11 2013)
intertidal screening, cinema project portland (dec 13 2013)

introducing backbone + early vancouver experimental cinema 1967-81 (dir: richard martin), york university (nov 7 2013)
introducing a program of early vancouver experimental works discussed in "backbone"(below) at tiff bell lightbox (nov 7 2013)

introducing backbone + early vancouver experimental cinema 1967-81 (dir: richard martin), innis town hall (nov 9 2013)
handmade emulsion workshop, lift toronto (nov 10, 2013)

iintroducing backbone + early vancouver experimental cinema 1967-81 (dir: richard martin), winnipeg cinematheque (oct 24 2013)
flashes of light: rayogram workshop winnipeg film group (oct 26 2013)
expanded cinema workshop winnipeg film group (oct 27 2013)

eastern canada spring tour:
intertidal & logbook screening, pleasuredome toronto (may 31 2013)
handmade emulsion and expanded cinema workshops, lift toronto (june 1/2 2013)
intertidal screening, cinematheque quebecoise montreal (june 5 2013)
intertidal screening, daimon gatineau (june 6 2013)
logbook & this charming couple screening/artist talk, ifco ottawa (june 7 2013)
handmade emulsion workshop, ifco ottawa (june 8 2013)

reel2real youth film festival handmade film mentor, roundhouse vancouver (apr 15-19 2013)
auroratone digitalis screens at spectacle, brooklyn, nyc (mar 14 2013)
expanding cinema, extended workshop series, cineworks (oct 2012-march 2013)

uk tour: intertidal & workshops, etc.
the cube, bristol - screening and workshop (feb 3 2013)

glasgow short film festival, scotland - screenings and workshop (feb 7-10 2013)
screen bandita at whitespace, edinburgh scotland - screening (feb 14 2013)
star & shadow cinema, newcastle - screening and workshop (feb 16-17 2013)
cherry kino, leeds - screening (feb 12 2013)
unconscious archives and no.w.here, london - screening and workshop (feb 26 & mar 2 2013)

auroratone digitalis screening, townhouse gallery cairo egypt (nov 18 2012)
intertidal and this charming couple screening, anti-matter victoria (oct 13 2012)
expanded cinema panel discussion, wndx winnipeg (sep 29 2012)
intertidal world premiere, wndx winnipeg (sep 27 2012)
situated cinema commission "portal", wndx winnipeg (sep 26 2012)
auroratone digitalis premiere, commissioned for the auroratone project, film pop montreal (sep 21 2012)
solo screening of new works and work-in-progress: logbook, intertidal, this charming couple, cineworks (may 11 2012)
possible model for a microcinema presented as a part of "cinema", voorkamer lier belgium (may 11-july 8 2012)
artist in residence, cineworks analog film annex (april 2011-feb 2012)
handmade film workshops, reel 2 real youth film festival, roundhouse (april 16-20 2012)
handmade emulsion workshops, worm filmwerkplaats, rotterdam (jan 30/31, 2012)
logbook european premiere, rotterdam international film festival (jan 29 2012)

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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