Winner: CFI award: Best Canadian animation honourable mention: Ottawa International Animation Festival. Screenings: 2013 Animator- Poznan, Poland 2013 Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013 Split Film Festival 2013 Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) _ Montreal 2013 Melbourne Animation Festival 2013 London International Animation Festival 2013 Sommets du cinema d’animation 2013 Animapact Global Festival, South Korea 2014 Victoria Film Festival 2014 Punto Y Raya Festival 27th rendez-vous du cinema Quebecoise 2014 Flathead Lake Cinemafest Ten years ago, I made a treacherous, late night winter journey across an old, Montréal historical landmark. Through the freezing rain, wind and snow, these were the ironclad hallucinations that I encountered on my path. "Crossing Victoria" is the third part in an on-going series of short experimental films that examines one terrible event stretched out over eight years of memories. As the event becomes more distant, the result - more abstract. Director Bio: Montreal born artist, Steven Woloshen has been passionately creating handmade abstract films and time-based installations for more than 30 years. Lecturer, Juror, technician, animator, craftsman and recently, author of “Recipes for Reconstruction,” the filmmaker’s manual for decay, renewal and other handmade, analogue film techniques.
Hocus Pocus... ABRACADABRA -Documentation of an Expanded Cinema Work-A Cine-Séance By Kerry Laitala
Hocus Pocus…. ABRACADABRA!!! A Projector Performance By Kerry Laitala-2007 Hocus Pocus… Abracadabra!!! was invited to be a part Francis Ford Coppola's Gala opening of his Magic Lantern Museum (The Rubicon Estate Centennial Museum). This documentation is from the performance on October 10th, 2007. Francis Ford Coppala, and Walter Murch were in attendance. "Hocus Pocus… ABRACADABRA!!!", a Cine-séance, pays tribute to spirit photography EVP recordings (electronic voice phenomenon recordings), and the Phantasmagoria that originated much earlier, in the 18th century. The title "Hocus Pocus" is a phrase used in conjuring and originates from the ridicule of the church and Transubstantiation. The necromancers (magic lantern showmen), of the 18th century used magic lantern slides to bring forth illusions of the spirits of the newly and distantly departed. In terms of the history of the technologies that bring projected images to the audience, the magic lantern is the grandfather technology to the cinema. The spirit photographers of later times concentrated their efforts in this direction as well, although not usually using the same techniques. Both had economic interests in mind, although many of the spirit photographers engaged in this pastime to attempt to prove the existence of life after death and these photographs were used as evidence of the need that people had to connect with the departed, and became propaganda for the spiritualist movement as proof of life after death. "Hocus Pocus… ABRACADABRA" is a true hybrid performance piece in terms of concept and the technology used. Intertwining live sleight of hand illusions and the magical evocation of past spirits, "Hocus Pocus…" highlights the intersection of these two types of spectral displays. "Hocus Pocus… ABRACADABRA!!!" is an expanded cinema séance that evokes ephemeral visages of the dearly departed who cast an intoxicating spell. In the first half, these eerie forms are accompanied by disconnected voices of uncertainty and longing. The second half of the performance uses the resonance of the glass harmonica to vibrate in the ether surrounding the skulls of spectators. As a conjuring device, the magic lantern's widespread use for many different functions exemplifies its importance to our evolving understanding of this technological history. Laitala evokes this spooky atmosphere using similar devices and strategies to re-create these spectral displays. In the performance, the first screen becomes a vehicle whose incantation incites the second (rear screen) to spring to life with several visages from the past. Athanasius Kircher, Benjamin Franklin, Maya Deren and Nikola Tesla, are but a few of the illustrious spirits who make their presence known amidst thunder cracks and lightning flashes on the undulating rear screen. On a more universal level, it is very common for human beings to want to have one last communication/contact with their departed loved ones and this need is addressed with this revealing performance. Hocus Pocus… Abracadabra!!! Won the Chris Holter Visionary Film Award from the 2007 Madcat International Women's Film Festival. Media used: 2 16mm projectors for loops, 35mm slide projector, video projection and Stereo soundtrack on CD Thanks To: Neal Johnson
Laboratorio Experimental de Cine
Ciclo Perimetro 2015
Perímetro = Cine en vivo, performance, musicalización en vivo, proyección en vivo. Un cine expandido y expansivo Un componente importante de la programación de Cine más allá, es celebrar las formas heterogéneas del cine, incluyendo las prácticas que integran diversas disciplinas (desde artes escénicas y artes plásticas, hasta el performance y arte sonoro) para generar experiencias sinestésicas e interactivas de la imagen en movimiento. El ciclo PERÍMETRO reúne a distintos artistas nacionales e internacionales para presentar espectáculos de "cine en vivo," que utilizan proyecciones en diversos formatos (celuloide, video, diapositivas, juegos de luces) y sonorización en vivo en tiempo real. Generalmente estos eventos se llevan a cabo en el espacio polivalente, lo cual permite al público navegar por el escenario, acercarse a los artistas y observar de cerca el proceso de proyección y sonorización.
'Three Legged Dog' book film for Diana Wagman by Martha Colburn
film made for Electric Literature 2009 by Martha Colburn with music by Nick de Witt. for a better quality view look at: http://www.electricliterature.com/ Author: http://www.dianawagman.com/short_story_90277.htm Soundtrack: http://www.myspace.com/nicholasdewitt