Flashes of Light : 16mm Rayograms and Caffenol Processing

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Cineworks Annex

235 Alexander Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1C1

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An introductory workshop on the luminous potential of moving image rayograms.

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This workshop explores the luminous potential of moving image rayograms, the cameraless technique whereby objects are placed directly on the surface of 16mm film stock, exposed to light, and processed to negative. We will also be dipping into Caffenol hand-processing to develop and screen the radiant results. 16mm film stock and chemistry will be supplied and a group piece will be created by running lengths of film out and each working on an area under a safelight. NOTE: Please bring materials to place on the film—small objects are more effective, ie: staples, paperclips, lifesavers, washers, screws, bits of nature (flower petals, grass), bits of paper, herbs, and anything larger with a pattern (looseweave fabric like burlap, clusters of string, your grandma’s old doilies, etc.) Remember that each single image is a little under 16mm wide, so keep that in mind.

No prior experience is necessary.

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ALEX MACKENZIE is a Vancouver-based media artist, designer, teacher, curator and writer, primarily focussed on analog film and the hand processed image. He creates works of expanded cinema, light projection installation, and projector performance. His expanded works, installations and single channel films have been presented at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the EXiS Experimental Film Festival in Seoul, Lightcone in Paris, Kino Arsenal in Berlin, the LA Film Forum, San Francisco Exploratorium, Microscope Gallery New York, and many other festivals and art spaces worldwide. His workshops and lectures have been featured at No.w.here London, Atelier MTK in France, Labor Berlin, Negativland NYC, and others. Alex 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. He co-edited Damp: Contemporary Vancouver Media Art, and interviewed David Rimmer for Loop, Print, Fade + Flicker: David Rimmer’s Moving Images. He is a founding member of the Iris Film Collective, currently in residence as part of the Vancouver Fieldhouse Program.

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Our Annex is located on the ground floor of the Ironworks building located at 235 Alexander St. There is a slight sloping gravel driveway leading to the ground floor entrance. A single stall washroom is available on the ground floor. If you have any questions about accessibility at this venue, or if you may require assistance please reach out to us at admin@cineworks.ca

Cineworks pays respect to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our organization and our work is based. We are committed to dialogue and collaboration with Indigenous artists and communities, amid ongoing social, cultural and environmental effects of colonialism and globalization, as part of our mandate to engage and support independent filmmakers, media artists and audiences through the transformative powers of the moving image.

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