Scott Fitzpatrick, Clint Enns, Aaron Zeghers
Filmmakers in Attendance!
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, October 6th, 7 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale welcomes experimental / expanded filmmakers Scott Fitzpatrick, Clint Enns and Aaron Zeghers, as they flee the ravaged streets of their fair Winnipeg, in search of a warmer, more exotic climate to present their work. “All Roads Leave Winnipeg” is 7-date film tour featuring expanded cinema performances and single channel films by three of Winnipeg’s most notorious cine-stars, Scott Fitzpatrick, Aaron Zeghers and Clint Enns.
-Part I – Work by Aaron Zeghers-
As two growing years pass, Don Zeghers – farmer from Holland, Manitoba – phases out his multi-generational family farm. With experimental photography on Super 8, 16mm and digital mediums, his son Aaron Zeghers follows this life change. The dissolution of the family farm is seen both intimately but also as a microcosm of the modern industrialized world. Nature is contrasted with industrial might in this sentimental and existential portrait of one’s own family. (This will not be performed in Milwaukee)
From 1 to 12 minutes, ‘Everything Turns…’ is a shorthand study of the mythology of numbers. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. As the days turn to night and the seasons pass, the camera pens a year-long record of space, movement and the passing of time in historic locations around the world. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8 using a myriad of experimental techniques. Just like Richter nearly 100 years ago, we will discover that everything turns, everything revolves and everything feels the deep score of time.
-Part II – Work by Clint Enns-
Lost Images Found: a photo talk
Exploring the art of decontextualizing (and re-contextualizing) lost and discarded media. By creating an archive of found images and working in the milieu of found footage appropriation, the artworks created are an attempt to resurrect abandoned cultural artifacts.
The Everden, 2013, pxl2000, 16:33 (B&W, Stereo)
Conflicted emotions about the city. Fears and anxieties surrounding movement and travel. Fragile dreams become nightmarish realities.
-Part III – Work by Scott Fitzaptrick-
Dingbat’s Revenge [2015, 7 min, 16mm]
Can an experimental animator follow contemporary Hollywood logic? New ideas are out of fashion; everything’s a trilogy. Laser-printed onto recycled 16mm film in 2015, Dingbat’s Revenge is a coded, stroboscopic manifesto pitched somewhere between abstraction and representation. “Can you feel that? We’re done here. Move out of the way or I’m gonna run you over.” – Tony Stark.
Second Star [1x16mm, ~20min]
Second Star is a sound performance for moving-image mechanics. Black and white text is laser-printed onto clear 16mm film, assembled into loops and translated into rhythm and tone by an analog projector. Photographic tradition is eschewed in favour of something invested neither in abstraction nor representation, re-imagining the potential for an obsolete technology.
AARON ZEGHERS is a Winnipeg-based artist working in film, video and photography. He is often found working with analog mediums, found footage, lo-fi technology, experimental processes and expanded cinema. Zeghers is a founder of the Open City Cinema collective and a programmer for the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival. For the past three years he has also been the Artistic Director of the Gimli Film Festival, and was previously the editor of the now defunct Cineflyer film blog. Zeghers’ films have played at festivals and venues around the world.
CLINT ENNS is a video artist and filmmaker living in Toronto, Ontario. His work primarily deals with moving images created with broken and/or outdated technologies. His work has shown both nationally and internationally at festivals, alternative spaces and microcinemas. He has a Master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Manitoba, and has recently received a Master’s degree in cinema and media from York University where he is currently pursuing a PhD. His writings and interviews have appeared in Leonardo, Millennium Film Journal, Incite! Journal of Experimental Media andSpectacular Optical.
SCOTT FITZPATRICK is a visual artist (Libra) 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. Primarily a filmmaker, also invested in photography, re-photography, kaleidoscope and collage. In addition to producing his own work, S.F. presents the work of others in through the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and Open City Cinema.
Programmed by Lorenzo Gattorna
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