Date January 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.
Artist Richard Raxlen
Genre Film Screening
Location Open Space, 510 Fort Street
On January 26, 2012, was the premiere of Victoria filmmaker Richard Raxlen's Korn-U-Kopia, a new dual-screen projection.
Korn-U-Kopia extends Raxlen’s love of 16mm film and treats viewers to a cinematic survey of his creative strategies and play: flipbooks and comic books, Mutt and Jeff in silent black and white, a cut up Haunted House, sequences shot this summer in his Lee Ave neighbourhood and backyard, THE IRISH GRINGO, Hoppy and Roy Rogers plus many minutes of clear leader coloured on and outs from earlier Raxlen movies, and much more. The screening was free and everyone was welcome.
Richard Raxlen’s films are playfully intense. He has a flair for splicing together histories (personal, political, and social) with pop culture, using multiple cinematic production modes including animation, documentary, and found footage. Raxlen’s deft handling of poetic language and music add to his ability to conjure unexpected insights, meanings, and experience from everyday fragments. Raxlen’s film works are experiential. That is, they slip around conventional narrative expectations to instead draw viewers into an uncharted imaginative terrain.
Korn-U-Kopia was screened during a major exhibition, Richard Raxlen Introspective?!*√?”ç¥å?!, which examined the first 40 years of his career. Open Space and MediaNet acknowledge the support of the Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.