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The Wooden Lightbox

The Wooden Lightbox

Vancouver-based artist Alex MacKenzie has built his own ingenious hand-cranked device called The Wooden Lightbox using bits and pieces from projectors. He presents impressive cinematic performances drawing on ideas from techniques from early film. Tomorrow night from 7-9pm at VIVID, he will perform. 7 inch Cinema will also be on hand with music, cake and a selection of short films.

Earlier in the day, from 1-5pm there will be a workshop, Flashes of Light: 16mm Rayogram Contact Printing Workshop at VIVID. It will explore the potential of moving image rayograms, a technique whereby objects are placed on the surface of the film, exposed to light, and processed to negative.

No prior experience is necessary but places are limited – for more information, and to book call VIVID on 0121 766 7876 or email info@vivid.org.uk.

The afternoon workshop costs £5, and the evening performance £2 on the door.

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3 comments on “The Wooden Lightbox

  1. Nicky Getgood
    November 13, 2009

    You prompted me to try and book a space on the wshop but they’re booked out! :-( Seems you need to book these things nice and early.

    • PixieSixer
      November 13, 2009

      I thought that may be the case. It sounds like a very interesting workshop. Bum. Are you going in the evening?

  2. Nicky Getgood
    November 14, 2009

    I got a party in the evening. May skulk around VIVID at the daytime wshop start-time and keep my fingers and toes crossed for a no-show! ;-)

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