Motion Picture Weaving with Richard Kerr (Postponed)

Ascending Leaders 3. 35mm Celluloid Film, Fluorescent Lights, Custom Lightbox. 30x30x6. Richard Kerr. 2016. (Detail).

Motion Picture Weaving with Richard Kerr

Cost: Free
Enrolment is limited to 10

Originally scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 2017

*** Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been postponed until Spring 2018. Please check back for an updated schedule ***

Contact workshops(at) or 416.588.6444 Ext. 223 to register.

Help make a collaborative Motion Picture Weaving for the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s foyer. Richard Kerr has been making Motion Picture Weavings since the early ’90s, weaving found film material into elaborate lightbox sculptures. Richard will teach a hands-on workshop about the weaving process, demonstrating different weavings and image treatments. Participants will leave the workshop with 250 feet of film to etch and scratch patterns on and return to LIFT by Friday, December 8, 2017. Richard will take the resulting filmstrips and use them to compose a final Motion Picture Weaving that will be installed in LIFT’s front office in early 2018.

This workshop is open to all artists, no prior film experience necessary. This workshop includes all supplies for use during the workshop. Participants need their own X-acto knife blade set for etching and scratching on the film.

Richard Kerr (born 1952, St. Catherines, Ontario) is a Canadian visual artist and filmmaker based in Montréal, where he teaches experimental film at Concordia University. Since the late 1970’s Kerr has produced an expansive body of work in analog film and digital video which have been screened at festivals, and collected by museums and galleries around the world. Emerging as an important figure in the history of Canadian experimental cinema, Kerr has also maintained a dedicated teaching practice spanning over a period of 30 years. Within this period the nature and technological means of the moving image have profoundly changed while informing and expanding his relationship to his studio practice and pedagogical concerns. His work prompts a return to an experimental investigation of the image’s fundamental qualities, revealing film as material, chemical and translucent. Kerr’s work is both formal and tactile as he is concerned with the materiality of the image within an era of dematerialization that pushes the image towards a digital form, where images render themselves less visible yet ubiquitously opaque. In the late 1990’s he began making Motion Picture Weavings, a form he continues to explore in his studio as a direct response to the changing nature of filmmaking.



Non-members: Free
Members: Free

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) 
1137 Dupont Street 
Toronto ON Canada