Expanded Cinema

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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This workshop will consist of a brief historical survey of expanded cinema, followed by the re-creation of several expanded cinema works, including multi-channel installation and performance. Tate’s online glossary defines expanded cinema as “film, video, multi-media performance or an immersive environment that pushes the boundaries of cinema and rejects the traditional one-way relationship between the audience and the screen”. Participants will experience what it is like to both create, perform and view some rarely seen works, and will have the opportunity to work with projectors, cameras, and lighting equipment. The intent is to give participants an introduction to the wide and varied possibilities of this practice, and to broaden their understanding of what cinema can be.

This workshop is open to all artists, no prior film experience necessary.



Matthieu Hallé is a film and video artist. He is currently building an instrument for performing live visual shows, involving a combination of 16mm film and digital projectors/cameras, fire and broken glass. In the past he has collaborated with many artists to create live visual shows, including Adam Saikaley, Linsey Wellman, Rebecca Gray, Merganzer, Fet.Nat, Bosveld, and Bondar. Most recently, he worked with Philip Schleihauf to adapt Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditation VI, a piece for computer automated lights, sound and surround projections. He lives in Ottawa and is a member of the media arts centre SAW Video, and assists with the collaborative project space General Assembly. From September to November, 2018 he will be the Artist in Residence at LIFT and PIX Film in Toronto. www.matthieuhalle.com