Live 16mm expanded cinema performance by Alex MacKenzie.
Inspired by early stereo imaging and the clash and collusion of socioeconomic forces, this work seeks to dismantle cinematic codes while foregrounding projector and light as sculpture: a conscious corruption of and interference with the apparatus to evoke the unexpected, reshaping representation into the realm of material and space. Using colour gels, masking, lens interference and projector movement in tandem with an exploration of binocular disparity, perspective, patterning and the film surface itself, Apparitions explores the transitional space between image and abstraction, nature and culture.
Mackenzie is a key player in the revival of expanded cinema forms…his projects stretch the possibilities of the analogue form, manipulating images to beyond our received expectations.
– Chris Kennedy, Early Monthly Film Segments
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