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Apparitions (2016)



Alex MacKenzie is a Vancouver-based media artist working primarily with 16mm analog film 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 many other festivals and art spaces worldwide. 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, the Struts Gallery/Faucet Media in New Brunswick, Cineworks' Analog Film 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). Commissions include Portal, (Situated Cinema WNDX Winnipeg 2012), Auroratone: Digitalis (FilmPop Montreal 2012), The Film That Buys The Cinema (Cube Bristol 2013) and Hyborian Witch (Wrong Wave/Kensington Gore 2013). Alex is a founding member of the Iris Film Collective in Vancouver.
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totem screens at back to the future analog film and sound festival, filmwerkplaats rotterdam nov 5 2017
effulgence and totem screen with cinemor77 at the electric fields festival, drumlanrig castle, scotland sept 2 2017
effulgence and totem screen with cinemor77 at doune the rabbit hole, cardross estae, sterlingshire, scotland aug 19 2017
effulgence and totem screen with cinemor77 at butefest, rothesay, scotland july 29 2017
effulgence and totem screen with cinemor77 at the kelburn garden party, kelburn castle, scotland july 1 2017
effulgence and totem screen with cinemor77 at the mohr festival balquhidder, perthshire scotland may 28 2017
effulgence screens at experiments in cinema v12.3, the guild albuquerque new mexico april 19 2017
totem and effulgence screen at the image before us: iris film collective, cinematheque vancouver march 20 2017
rgb in 16mm presented at influx, surrey art gallery february 24 2017
apparitions presented at western front vancouver, february 16 2017
16mm film graffiti workshop art together surrey art gallery february 14 2017
handmade emulsion workshop at annex, cineworks february 4/5 2017
this charming couple screens at the experimental film symposium la lumiere montreal dec 15 2016
from falaise screens with one take super 8 at strathcona community centre vancouver nov 17 2016
apparitions screens at anti-matter film festival, victoria bc oct 27-29 2016
totem screens with end of the world in haida gwaii oct oct 20 2016
effulgence screens at underdox, munich germany oct 7 2016
effulgence screens at local sightings film festival, nw film centre seattle sept 22-oct 1 2016

apparitions west coast usa/mid-canada tour 2017
performance: excinema grand illusion cinema seattle feb 28 2017
performance: northwest film centre portland march 2 2017
iris film collective screening at boathouse microcinema march 3 2017
expanded cinema performance workshop northwest film centre portland march 4 2017
performance: the loft at buck's 5th ave, olympia march 8 2017
performance: exploratorium san francisco march 10 2017
expanded cinema workshop exploratorium san francisco march 11 2017
canyon cinema curated 50th anniversary expanded cinema screening exploratorium san francisco march 11 2017
performance: shapeshifters oakland march 12 2017
performance: echo park film centre march 15 2017
expanded cinema workshop denver film society march 18 2017
performance: denver film society march 19 2017
performance: university of colorado boulder march 20 2017
expanded cinema workshop fava edmonton april 1 2017
performance: fava edmonton april 1 2017

performance & talk:csif calgary april 3 2017
artist talk university of regina april 4 2017
performance: independent visions/regina public library film theatre regina april 4 2017
expanded cinema workshop paved arts saskatoon april 6 2017
performance: paved arts saskatoon april 6 2017

performance: cinematheque winnipeg april 8 2017

apparitions eastern us/canada tour 2016
apparitions premieres at red room baltimore hosted by sight unseen april 8 2016
expanded cinema workshop at psychic reading baltimore hosted by sight unseen april 9 2016
apparitions performed at rhizome washington dc april 10 2016
expanded cinema workshop at rhizome washington dc april 11 2016
apparitions performed at big mama's cinematheque philadelphia april 13 2016
expanded cinema workshop at big mama's cinematheque philadelphia april 14 2016
expanded cinema workshop at negativland nyx april 16 2016
apparitions performed at microscope gallery nyc april 17 2016
artist talk at syracuse university dept of transmedia april 19 2016
apparitions performed at harvard carpenter centre boston hosted by balagan april 21 2016
expanded cinema workshop at agx film collective boston april 23 2016
apparitions performed at nightingale cinema chicago april 27 2016
apparitions performed at 121 studios hosted by lomaa london april 29 2016
expanded cinema workshop at 121 studios hosted by lomaa london april 30 2016
apparitions performed at the gladstone hotel hosted by early monthly film segments toronto may 2 2016
handmade emulsion workshop at lift in toronto may 3/4 2016
apparitions performed at cinematheque quebecois montreal cohosted by double negative and visions may 7 2016
handmade emulsion workshop at daimon in gatineau cohosted by windows collective may 8 2016
apparitions performed at daimon gatineau cohosted by windows collective may 8 2016
expanded cinema workshop at double negative studios montreal cohosted by visions may 10 2016
recent works by iris film collective with alex mackenzie in person at microcinema etre hosted by visions may 11 2016

interviews/writings
interview with matt rossoni, lomaa
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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