Bent Light Collective
CSIF is excited to present the Calgarian stop on Bent Light Collective’s Western Canadian tour. Bent Light is a collective of five innovative artists based out of Winnipeg who re-imagine cinema using 16mm film, hand processing, photocopier cinematography, DIY projectors and performances.
New works by the collective will be screened including:
Underwater Birthday Party for Fish | Dir. Mike Maryniuk | 16mm
All is right underwater until an unexpected party crasher arrives. Using found footage, 16mm, animation and underwater camera footage.
All Sparks | Dir. Heidi Philips | 16mm multi channel installation
Light explodes out of the darkness in All Sparks, a frantic array of film loops created by Heidi Phillips.
First Light | Dir. Leslie Supnet | 16mm
The imagined rise and fall of many suns. Using animated drawings and shot on 16mm
Moonflower and Other Witchweeds | Dir. Doreen Girard | custom projector, expanded cinema performance
Compiled materials and images of flora from nature walks, botanical illustrations and time-lapse video are manipulated and added to within a live setting and knit together with multi-directional light sources. Reels of screen printed acetate are advanced by hand through a home-made projector.
Xerographic | Dir. Andrew John Milne | hand-cranked projector, expanded cinema performance
A Xerox copier has been modified to function as an instant print camera. Strapped into the passenger seat of a travelling museum, this copier will document the 36 hour drive at 30 second intervals from Winnipeg to Vancouver resulting in 2000 Xerox copies.
Filmmakers Andrew John Milne & Doreen Girard will be leading a Q & A after the screening