This program of work by Iris Film Collective includes sixteen short films screening in a number of formats, including super 8 and dual-channel 16mm. Made in and around British Columbia, this collection constitutes a multiform experience of place: recreational life in Opening Day; an alternate tour of abandoned monuments and plazas that Expo left behind in Legacies; a fence impenetrable but revealing in 86 SE Marine Drive.
Presented with the task of making a film about the End of the World using a limited supply of black and white print stock: the sea levels rise, the magnetic poles switch, we face the mortality of ourselves and those we love and question ideas of identity, representation and time itself. This diverse program pushes the limits of our technical capacity as creators and the collective imagination.
Works by Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty, Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty, Alex MacKenzie, Lisa G.Nielsen, Sydney Southam, Michele Simone Smith, Amanda Thomson, Ryder White, John Woods.