Artifact Small Format Film Festival in partnership with CSIF

Tue December 1, 2020 - 12:47 PM
Artifact Small Format Film Festival in partnership with CSIF

Arts Commons Presents
Lightbox Studio

Artifact Small Format Film Festival in partnership with CSIF
Aaron Zeghers

Lightbox Studio (Beside the Martha Cohen Theatre) 
Dates: TBD
Artist Reception: TBD

See the Broadcast Lab via the Lightbox Studio VIRTUAL GALLERY. Continue down the hallway.

Everything Turns
A shorthand study of the mythology of numbers, from 1 to 12. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends, and defunct theories from across the ages. The camera pens a year-long record of space, movement and the passing of time in historic locations around the world. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8, using open exposure photography, light painting, light table animation, paper animation, hand drawn animation and more. Just like Richter nearly 100 years ago, we will discover that everything turns, everything revolves, and everything feels the deep score of time.

Don't Look Back
An experimental animation created using silhouettes, a light table and open exposure photography. Many thanks to Andy Smetanka.

BLUE FILM2 ((in stasis))
A hibernation meditation as blue as the coldest winter. Created with the franken-milne strobe-o-scopic LED contact printer on 16mm. Thanks to Andrew Milne.

Artist Biography: 

Aaron Zeghers is a Canadian artist working in film, video and photography. Zeghers works primarily as an experimental filmmaker, utilizing analog formats and obsolete technologies, in-camera effects, various types of animation and other experimental techniques to create his films and expanded cinema performances. Zeghers’ films have screened at festivals and venues around the world including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Vancouver IFF, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinéma, DOXA Film Festival, and New York’s Mono No Aware. Zeghers has also toured widely with his work, performing his expanded cinema work in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Toronto, Rotterdam and more. As a film programmer, Zeghers is the founder of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and the current Festival Director for the Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba’s largest film festival.

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