|LIGHTBOX projector performance, Alex MacKenzie, Vancouver
the wooden lightbox: a secret art of seeing is an exploration and reconfiguration of cinematic apparatus and emulsion. Using the early development of cinema as a marker for cultural, technological and economic change, these film cycles draw from turn of the century cinematic prototypes and long forgotten ideas surrrounding the moving image and its early promise. At the core of this approach is the use of a homebuilt hand-cranked projector in an expanded cinema format to present a striking array of handmade and processed emulsion. The vast potential of the film frame is drawn out through imagery both archaic and contemporary in shape and form. Hypnosis, panorama, motion studies, expectation, magic, the dreamworld and sleight of eye conspire in this intimate and immersive framework.
approximate screening time: 50 minutes.
|SANDRA GIBSON + LUIS RECODER
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder originally met at the 2000 International Film Festival Rotterdam where they each screened their work. Since then they have been collaborating on performances and installations using the film medium as their modus operandi. Their work has exhibited at major art museums and film festivals including the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), The Kitchen (NY), Redcat (CA), Ballroom Marfa (TX), Sundance Film Festival (UT), Tate Modern (London), Kill Your Timid Notion (Dundee), and Image Forum Festival (Tokyo). Gibson and Recoder’s work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation, as well as in numerous private collections. Recent collaborations with sound artists and composers include Daniel Menche, Olivia Block, Adam Sonderberg, and Ben Owen.