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AN EVENING OF EXPANDED CINEMA: LIVE FILM PERFORMANCE

THU, APR 18 / 8 pm
at Negative Space, 253 Princess Street

Forsaken
By Heidi Phillips & Michel Germain
In a collaboration between Heidi Phillips and Michel Germain Forsaken alters images rescued from Klass “A” Auctions before the family run auction house burnt down in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Deep Sea
Adventure, Mission 22 Orbits and My Next Door Neighbour are just some of the amazing titles amongst the 40 films. Phillips alters images by using various techniques including by-packing positive and negative to reprint
using a contact printer (from Phil Hoffman’s film farm), a method gleaned from Owen Land, a well known avant-garde American filmmaker. Muscle men, machinery, and building climbers become foreboding figures in this darkly apocalyptic film performance. The optical sound reader from the film projectors is adopted to read the image as sound. Germain will manipulate these tones to create a live soundscape for the work.

Shade + Wingdings: The Musical!
By Scott Fitzpatrick
Two expanded cinema works by Scott Fitzpatrick, both handmade on 16mm film using experimental, non-photographic animation techniques. Basic hues keep time and improvise a choreographed dance; unexpected conversions rates relate font-size to audible tone (in search of a tune) interested in colour and sound respectively, Shade and Wingdings: The Musical! are exercises in total cinematic reduction.


Heidi Phillips is an experimental filmmaker and installation artist from Manitoba with an affinity for the tactility of the filmic medium. Phillips’ often uses thrifted super 8 films, contact printing and darkroom experiments to push her work into new places. Phillips’ old school process frequently becomes part of the content, as grainy scratched films are merged with images lifted from found footage to create mesmerizing, transcendent works.

Michel Germain is a musician, audio artist and technician based in Winnipeg. His work ranges from improvised, electronic music and
rock n’ roll performance to sound design for film, video and installation projects.
 
Scott Fitzpatrick is a visual artist from YWG, whose film and video work has screened at underground festivals and marginalized venues worldwide. He studied film theory and production at the University of Manitoba, and began conducting lo-fi moving image experiments in 2010. Though primarily a filmmaker; he is also invested in photography, re-photography and collage

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Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Wed 12

I Am Cuba (Restoration)

Thu, Dec 6 / 7 pm
Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 12 - 14 / 7 pm
Sat, Dec 15 / 3 pm
Thu 13

The Changeling (Restoration)

Sun, Dec 2 / 7 pm
Thu, Dec 6 / 9:30 pm
Sat, Dec 8 / 9:30 pm
Thu, Dec 13 / 9:30 pm
Fri 14

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Fri & Sat, Dec 14 & 15 / 9:30 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 7 pm
Thu & Fri, Dec 20 & 21 / 9 pm
Sat, Dec 22 / 5 pm & 9 pm
Sun, Dec 23 / 5 pm
Sat 15

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

Sat, Dec 15 / 7 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 3 pm & 5 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 19 - 21 / 7 pm
Sat, Dec 22 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Dec 23 / 3 pm

ABOUT US

The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema.
our location

We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.

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