Experimental Canada 2014 No dialogue 0:06:00
The movie opens with a quote from Borges: “The best imitation consists of the original’s destruction and the creation of a self referential text.” While a galaxy of super 8 luxuries erupt, the film hand processed, the emulsion cracked in order to reveal its silver secrets, a silhouetted camera operator attempts to contain the experience, even as he is subjected to the same chemical disintegrations.
Alexandra Gelis is a Colombian-Venezuelan media artist living in Toronto, Canada. Her studio practice combines film, video, installation, and photography with custom-built interactive electronics. Her projects incorporate personal field research as a tool to investigate the ecologies of various landscapes by examining the traces left by various socio-political interventions. She uses data capture techniques, video, sound, and spatial and electronic media to create non-fiction based immersive installations; single and multi-channel films and videos. She also works as an educator/facilitator, working with youth and diverse communities in the American continent, based on the ethical and political possibilities of DIY technologies and process-oriented practices. She has exhibited internationally in North and South America, Europe and Africa. He has curated several shows across Canada and South America for the last few years. She is currently working towards a Ph.D in Environmental Studies