Date: Saturday, November 8th 2014
Location: Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin
LaborBerlin is partnering with Arsenal to host visiting filmmaker Alex MacKenzie who will present his latest performance, INTERTIDAL. This piece shows a submersive exploration of the tidal zones and marine life off the shores of Western Canada. Using both camera and non-camera approaches, this work presented on two analytic 16mm projectors speaks to the fragility of both the film medium and the marine environment explored. The scope and materiality of both emulsion and environment are explored using elements as wide ranging as photograms, alternative film chemistry, live manipulation, and the very movement of the tides themselves. At once personal, political, visual and ecological, the work gives equal weight to representation and abstraction.