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Encounters: Alex Mackenzie Lightbox Show

Sat 21 November 2009 // 20:00

Sat 21st/ 8pm/ £5
Alex MacKenzie: The Wooden Lightbox - A Secret Art of Seeing

This intriguing lightbox show is an exploration of cinema apparatus and film emulsion which draws inspiration from the early days of cinema. Film footage which Alex has hand processed and rephotographed - some found, some original, some created with handmade emulsions - is played through a hand-cranked 16mm projector, built and assembled from various relic parts and housed in a wooden box. Lens and hand interference are used to distort the image. Hypnosis, expectation, magic, the dreamworld and sleight of eye conspire in this intimate performance.