Iris Film Collective
End of the World Tour
November 15th, 2015
OPENING NIGHT SCREENING
Iris Film Collective is happy to announce that their first multi-destination travelling exhibition of new analog film work will take place in October and November of 2015. The "End Of The World Tour" will present eight new films, all of which consist of hand-processed black and white 16mm film, as well as various other works by members of the collective. The films in the main program represent eight unique perspectives on the idea of the 'end of the world.' They also evoke the tenacity of life in an untenable environment, and together serve as a statement on the group's use of celluloid film despite the changing industrial landscape which enables that medium. From semi-narratives to poetic meditations on space to hard-wrought cameraless abstraction, the End Of The World is far more fruitful than its name suggests.
The collective is composed of Vancouver, BC film artists Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty, Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty, Alex MacKenzie, Lisa g Nielsen, Sydney Southam, Michèle Simone Smith, Amanda Thomson, Ryder Thomas White, and John Woods. Since 2014, the group has been creating their own work, collaborating with community members, and hosting exhibitions of work by their colleagues from across the world. They are currently artists in residence for the City of Vancouver's Fieldhouse Residency Program, and are working out of their studio at Falaise Park until the end of 2017.
The End Of The World Tour will take films from Iris Film Collective to Seattle, WA on October 6, and from there to Portland, OR (Oct. 12); Tucson, AZ (Oct. 15); Albuquerque, NM (Oct 18); and New Orleans, LA (Nov. 14).