alex mackenzie : mediaworks

fixed: view | sky | rail, 2009

fixed: view | sky | rail
16mm X 2, 20 mins, 2009
Hand-processed and treated live using both looping and lens manipulations on two 16mm projectors, this triptych reframes frames, unflattens views and exposes surfaces in order to see through and beyond the moment. Three distinct moments are used as starting points, each simultaneously static and in motion. Sound is drawn and manipulated from the 16mm projector hum and clatter, along with the emulsion elements which find their way onto the optical audio track. These conjoined abstract pieces treat the projector as instrument above all, manipulating loops of select images and bringing them dimensionality, shape, and movement. fixed premiered on the closing night of the Anti-Matter Film Festival in Victoria, October 2009.