This week on Post Everything, host Ali Lopez spoke with filmmaker Alex Mackenzie. His film, Intertidal, will be making its West Coast premiere at the 15th annual Antimatter Film Festival coming up this weekend.
Alex Mackenzie is an experimental film artist working primarily with analog film equipment and hand process imagery. His films have been screened around the world. His latest film, Intertidal is a 16mm x 2 analytic projector performance. Intertidal is inspired by the work of 1940s marine scientist Ed Ricketts and the technical approach of French filmmaker Jean Painleve. The film presents a submersive exploration of the tidal zones and marine life off the shores of British Columbia while travelling as far west as Nootka Sound here on Vancouver Island and north to the tip of Naikoon on Haida Gwaii. Ali spoke with Mackenzie about the film, the process of making the piece, and his inspiration. Listen below!
For more on Intertidal or Alex Mackenzie, please visit www.alexmackenzie.ca.
Antimatter Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition of film and video as art. It has become the premier showcase of experimental film in the West. Antimatter features everything from screenings to installations to performances and other media hybrids. Now in its 15th year, Antimatter is kicking off this Friday and running until October 20th at the Vic Theatre. There will also be a media installation at Deluge Contemporary Art by Adan De La Garza. For more information and a full festival schedule, please visit www.antimatter.ws.