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The Mirror Egg - Film Performance by Floris Vanhoof

Floris Vanhoof from Belgium will do a 16mm performance as part of an international TOUR

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The Mirror Egg - Film Performance by Floris Vanhoof
The Mirror Egg - Film Performance by Floris Vanhoof

PIX FILM Gallery

12 mars 2023, 19 h 00 – 22 h 00

Toronto, 1411 Dufferin St Unit C, Toronto, ON M6H 4C7, Canada

Art creation

Floris Vanhoof - from Belgium

March 12 at 7pm at PIX FILM Gallery

1411 Dufferin Street - Unit C, Toronto

(Pay what you can)

Co-presented by 

PIX FILM Collective and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)

The Mirror Egg

16mm film & performance

Year: 2022

A miniature sitcom to be shown as 16mm film,

or as longer expanded cinema performance

with modified 16mm projector and live sound.

The middle part is a dream sequence on an uncut 30 meter roll of film that was scripted like a computer program:

A 4-bit binary code and a long heximal code,

written on paper, were used for positioning,

layering and repeating what was filmed.

About the artist:

Floris Vanhoof (°1982, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium)

is interested in the hybrid forms of music, visual art, and film.

His first projections -experimental films on 16 millimeter- evolved towards purely visual experiences which questioned our viewing patterns.

Inspired by structural film and early electronic music, he builds installations, creates expanded cinema performances, and releases his music.

Vanhoof makes his own instruments to explore the border between image, light, and sound.

As media-archaeologist, he confronts the digitally-spoiled audience with flickering 16mm films and 35mm slide installations - formats doomed to disappear.

He often chooses analog technology because of the greater transparency of the workflow, and because of its rich dynamic range. Cut loose from all nostalgia, he experiments with what used to be considered "hightech."

Vanhoof searches for new ideas with old media. He translates sound to image and vice-versa by connecting different incompatible media. He is especially curious about the effects his work elicits in the viewer:

How does our perception operate? Which new perspectives appear?

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