Chris Kennedy

Tamalpais

14 minutes, 16mm, color, 2009

Shot on Mount Tamalpais, a spatial matrix replaces temporal causality with contiguous space. A view of landscape is taken apart, to be reconstituted through memory. The grid, a reference to the “veil of threads” invented by Albrecht Dürer as an aid for perspective drawing – to transfer vision to a sheet of paper – is used for an opposite effect – to disperse a landscape across time. The viewer is asked to remember the space as it passes and reconstitute it from memory, actively connecting the image across space and time.

Preview:
Light Cone

Reviews:
Michael Sicinski
Darren Hughes

Distribution:
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Light Cone

Selected Screenings:
Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, September 10-19, 2009
WNDX Festival, Winnipeg MB, September 30 to October 3, 2010
13th Antimatter Film Festival October 8 to 16, 2010 Victoria, BC
“Keeping Trace – On Time And Film”, curated by Marlene Rigler, Art Cinema OFFOff, Gent, Belgium, November 8, 2010; TIFF Cinematheque, Toronto, February 23, 2011; CinemaSpace, Montreal, March 26, 2011
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, May 6-8, 2011
“Landscapes on Film”, curated by Aolfe Desmond, Experimental Film Club, Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland, May 19, 2011
Chicago Underground Film Festival, June 2-9, 2011
Fila K Cineclube, Coimbra, Portugal, September 10, 2011
Alchemy Film and Media Festival, Hawick, Scottish Borders, October 26-28, 2012
“Northern Light – Lumière du Nord”, curated by Benjamin R. Taylor, Visions Montreal, September 1, 2016