Film Workshop

A two-day experimental cameraless workshop on FILM and collaborative performance.
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Film Workshop

PIX FILM Gallery

Oct 26, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 27, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT
PIX FILM Gallery, 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C - Toronto, ON, Canada

Art creation

This is a workshop brought to you by Alucine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival 

Film Workshop: Fascinations on Film 

Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pix Film Gallery  Price: $60.00

Note: This workshop is open to emerging and mid-career artists who already have experience in film and media arts. To apply for this workshop, please submit a one-paragraph statement of interest, as well as a brief bio, to festival@alucinefestival.com.  This workshop has a capacity of eight, so we cannot guarantee that you will be selected to participate. Please ensure that you are available to attend both days of the workshop before applying.

Films made at the workshop will be screened on Friday, October 30th, 4:00 PM at the Pix Film Gallery.

A two-day experimental workshop on 16mm film without a camera. We will create a series of short loops to make a collaborative performance with multiple projections and live sound as a result of the workshop.

We will approach creation issues from a free and authorial perspective. With a selection of experimental works and samples, we will begin two days of experimentation with film material and one day for the development of presentation and performance with the visual and sound materials created. We will use 16mm, Super 8m and 35mm film slides, as well as plants, markers, filters, stamps, and paper to create, copy, and modify images on the 16mm film.

The workshop is an opportunity for an introduction to free and elementary forms of film abstraction. It will take place in Pix Film Studio, where a short introduction to more complex techniques with Optical printer, rotoscoping, and filming with Oxberry will be given as a compliment.

The workshop is open to artists, including sound artists and musicians interested in experimenting on film within a collaborative experience.

Workshop Facilitators:

Madi Piller

Alexandra Gelis

Madi Piller is a filmmaker, animator, programmer, and independent curator currently living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her abstract, nonrepresentational and poetic images are drawn from film explorations in Super 8, 16mm and 35mm, as well as photography and video. The resulting imagery is strongly influenced by diverse animation techniques and styles.

Madi’s films have been screened at film festivals, alternative spaces, and contemporary art venues nationally and internationally including TIFF Wavelengths, the Festival du Cinema Jeune, Paris, France, Bienal de La Imagen Movimiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Melbourne Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. She is a recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship.

Alexandra Gelis is a Colombian-Venezuelan media artist based in Toronto with a background in visual arts. She is a PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at York University, she also holds an MFA degree from the same university, Toronto, Canada. Her work predominantly involves photography, video, electronic and digital processes. Gelis’ work addresses the use of image in relation to displacement, landscape and politics beyond borders or culturally specific subjects. In her latest works she has expanded her practice using electronics and programming for interactivity.

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