PROJECTS - EXHIBITIONS - NEWS - 2016 and EARLIER
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Current Projects - Exhibitions
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Featured Holographic Projects Projects
Exhibition by Al Razutis of Holographics & Projection System, Lanzhou, China 2014
Solo Exhibition by Al Razutis of Holograms , Lanzhou, China 2014
Past HOLOGRAPHIC ART Exhibition
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PAST FILM EXHIBITIONS - PRESENTATIONS of works by Al Razutis.
2015 Film Screenings of works by Al Razutis - in curated group shows
"A Message From Our Sponsor"
Feb.23, The Cinematheque Vancouver
March 6, Cinematheque Montreal
2015 Film Screening of "Vortex" >March 5th, 2015 at Cinematheque Quebecois, Montreal, Canada -- > Vortex film from Amerika.
2015 Film Screening of "A Message From Our Sponsor" February 23, 2015 at The Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada A Message From Our Sponsor film from Amerika.
2014: Documentary film screening Sept. 5th, 2014., at Open Space, Victoria, BC of BACKBONE documentary by Richard Martin (Prod./Dir.) features interviews and films by Al Razutis and Vancouver experimental filmmakers 70's - 80's.
"NOT ABOUT ART" June 12th 2014 Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, Calif. - a selection of short films by Al Razutis - Visual Alchemy. This program. organized by Mark Toscano, Academy Archives and EPFC, was attended by the film-maker for open Q & A's, and included works from the widely exhibited and collected films by Razutis 'Amerika' and 'Visual Essays: Origins of Film' and included his controversial avant-garde film 'Splice...'.
Film Screenings & Festivals:
(Al Razutis) screenings:
Paris, France, Musee du Louvre, Auditorium, March 14, 2014 -- ' Duos ephemeres ', sound performance, curated by Pascal Raynaud, with a composed sound live set and original score by Gable http://www.gableboulga.com/ Paris, France, Programming structure Braquage, May 28, 2013
Paris, France. Light Cone (Scratch) May 14, 2013
Chateauroux, France, Maison de l'image apollo, April 7, 2013
Train (Arriving at the station' (Al Razutis) screenings:
BACKBONE @ RAFF 2014, Reel Artists Film Festival (TIFF Bell Lightbox) (February).
The doc by Richard Martin is an official selection of the 32nd edition of FIFA International Film Festival of Films on Art at the Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal (March). Also in 2014 is a screening in Ottawa at the Available Light Collective
BACKBONE @ NW Film Center / Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, May 29th, and Nov. 8th, 2013.
BACKBONE @ 2014 DOXA Film festival, Vancouver, May 4th and 12th, and Winnipeg Filmmakers Cinematheque Oct 24th, and at TIFF (Toronto) on November 7th, 2013
2012 FILM EXHIBITIONS - PRESENTATIONS
A Message from Our Sponsor- the once-banned film by Al Razutis 1980 - was featured at the following conference and screenings:
SUMMER 2012 EXHIBITION - PRESENTATION at NSA Conference, California, USA
Presentation of Holography and Stereoscopy at NSA 2012 3D-Con, Costa Mesa, Calif. July 2012
Al Razutis exhibited holograms at the National Stereoscopic Association 3D-Con conference July 26-29, 2012, at the '3D Gallery' exhibition of stereoscopic 3D works. He also conducted a workshop in 'Holography and Stereoscopy: Relationships and Differences' at NSA 3D-Con. According to knowledgeable sources, this was the first time for holography to be included in an NSA conference.
This was an in-person appearance by Al Razutis, with on-site holograms and demonstrations, and it resulted in a number of stimulating discussions about 3D and holography and their mutual, and inter-related, futures. Installation assistance provided by Danguole Varnas and Chuck Paxton; additional workshop holograms provided on loan by Gary Cullen.
Razutis brought to the 3D Gallery exhibition a selection of six works spanning holographic techniques and subject matters, from a deep space transmission hologram ('Escher Falling') to a interferometric hologram (surrealist assemblages featuring holograms. He also conducted a hand-on workshop on the interrelated but distinct imaging processes 'Holography and Stereoscopy' citing their formal and perceptual relationships and their differences.
Razutis is trying to forge links between stereoscopic 3D imaging and arts and holography in both art and science. Holography, and holographic television, holographic data storage, and holographic environments (like the 'holodeck' of Star Treck) are the future to him. And the future language of holography is dependent on what happens in today's stereoscopic 3D film, photos, and interactive art.
Gallery exhibit in anaglyph (red/cyan) stereo 3D:
Exhibited holograms and more in stereoscopic 3D is at Holograms in Stereo 3D.
More on Razutis' work in Holography is at > Holography - Main Page.
Sales of Razutis' work in Holography is at > Holographic works - Sales.
Sculptures by Razutis in group exhibition in Baja, Mexico, April 2012
Three metal sculptures by Al Razutis Dreamtime in Bloom 1 (2007), Dreamtime in Bloom 2(2007), and Tuning / Hatrack (2008) were exhibited at Roberta Booth's Los Zacatitos Desert Light Gallery opening on March 25th, 2012 in Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico.
Also view: 'Back to the Basics' installation shots (2007 sculpture).
Razutis is currently editing stereoscopic 3D short subjects in his studio in Saturna Island, B.C. from historical (analog) and 3D HD video shot in Los Angeles and Southern California in April 2010 to present. This work is intended to continue throughout 2012 and result in new stereosopic 3D DVD releases by Razutis for present-day 3D HD home viewing systems and other displays.
Some of this work, beginning with archival material from the 90's and continuing to the present, is posted on YouTube.com/XAR3D channel as archive and ongoing exhibition.
See 3D production for client services offered.
Background: Razutis' 3D film works date back to the 1980's and 3D videos date back to the 1990's with SCSC Festival (Los Angeles) award-winning 3D shorts which were also internationally exhibited as 3D Video Art short-subject works produced in the 1990's in 3D NTSC field-sequential video, and further back to earlier 80's and 70's works in stereoscopic film and stereo photography respectively. This analog 3D video art work was first presented in premiere showings both in Canada and the U.S. in the late 90's.
Razutis is currently available for work on stereoscopic 3D films, videos, and interactive media projects. Please visit 3D Video Production and Interactive speaking avatars for more information on these mediums and production capabilities.
'West-Coast Artists in Light' - Holographic Arts in 2D & 3D DVD:
A three-volume DVD on West-Coast Holographic Art, produced and directed by Al Razutis, is available for exhibition - contact the artist to discuss details.
Part Three - recorded entirely with stereoscopic 3D video techniques in 1995-1999/2004-2011 - all videography and editing / post fx by Al Razutis, and was mastered at Paxton Holographics and with the assistance of the owner/laboratory head Chuck Paxton.
Financial assistance was provided by The Shearwater Foundation administered by Posy Jackson< and later Dr. Andrew Pepper
Please visit West-Coast
Artists in Light page for additional background on this project
and image selections of the artist works in this video and DVD
'Holographic Art' by Razutis with pulsed laser 2007
2007 holographic art works and installations by Al Razutis> were initiated and partially completed (masters, test plates) at Laser Reflections, Las Vegas 2007, with the participation of Ron Olson and Bernadette Olson. This collaboration ended in 2007.
2007 holographic works have featured a metal sculpture and holographic plates titled 'Back to the Basics' (Dreamtime in the ruins) and have continued with 'Pose' and 'Escher Falling' and other works by Razutis.
Ron Olson, Laser Reflections lab technician on the specs concerning the holography results.
WORKS FEATURED IN PUBLICATIONS
'3D-DIY Stereoscopic Moviemaking on an Indie Budget' by Ray Zone (Focal Press 2012)
The most recent book on stereoscopic 3D filmmaking by Ray Zone, noted 3D film historian and LA 3D producer is available on-line from publishers.
This book comprehensively covers stereo 3D movie making from CG to HD production, to desktop pos-production and features interviews with a number of notable stereoscopic 3D film makers.
Final chapter 23; 'Al Razutis: A Complete 3D Artist' (PDF FILE)
For more on Razutis' 3D video works, visit 3D Video Art page.
'Stress Topography' Interferometric holograms on book cover:
On display: 'Stress Topography', a classic suite of 1983-1985 interferograms as art by Al Razutis, was featured on the cover of the book 'Basics of Interferometry' (2nd edition 2006) by P. Hariharan, published by Academic Press.
For pictures/descriptions of original interferometric holograms by Razutis visit: ''Stress Topography' page.
SPEECH-INTERACTIVE 3D AVATAR PROJECTS 2011
In 20111 work was completed on 3D speech-interactive avatars for Sonora Technologies Inc. and Digislide (Australia).
Earlier prototype developed by Razutis for Sonora Technologies was displayed at B.C. Showcase at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
Speech-interactive avatar projects by Razutis continue his work in avatar speech interaction (1999-2000, Mission Corporation) and are available for interested clients on a contract basis. Contact Al Razutis at email@example.com to discuss your project interests in speech-interactive avatars.
2010 EXHIBITION of Holographic Art & Stereoscopic 3D 'DEJA VU'
An exhibition of Holograms, installations & stereoscopic 3D in Vancouver 2010 by Al Razutis - Melissa Crenshaw - Gary Cullen included holographic & 3D works in different medias, from the 1970's to the present. Wall, sculpture and master transmission holographic works were presented, as well as projected stereoscopic '3D video art'. Many of these holographic works had been in prior international exhibitions.
3D works by invited guest artists Rick Gibson (Lenticular 3D portraits), and John Hart and Jerry Oldaker (3D Fractals in HD 3D Film - Fractal Odyssey) were exhibited. Also included in this exhibition were historical and contemporary stereoscopic 3D works. Cameras and viewing devices from the 1800's/1900's (from the collection of Gary Cullen) as well as legacy and current 3DTV displays completed and contextualized the exhibition.
Presented on October 16 to 22, 2010, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Visit the Archives: 1996 - The 3D Show That Wasn't, Edison Electric, Vancouver
SELECTED PAST INTERNATIONAL FILM EXHIBITIONS 2010 - 2004
Film - 3D Video by Razutis at SeNef (Seoul Net and Film Festival) 2004 - Seoul, Korea:
Festival Review: For a personal review of the festival experience by Razutis, see To and From SeNef 2004.
A partial retrospective of film, video and3D video by Al Razutis was presented as part of SeNef (Seoul Net and Film Festival) in September 2004, Seoul, Korea.
Installation works by Razutis presented at the Ilmin Museum of Art (SeNef - 'Samsung Media Lounge'), downtown Seoul, included a 3-screen video projection of 'Amerika'. (click title links for film descriptions, image link for WMV Win Media 30 sec. 500K Video clip).
A single monitor installation version of 'Why Don't You Just Leave' was presented in looped presentation.
Also included in continuing playback was Razutis' work West-Coast Artists in Light, in this case as a four-monitor installation in stereoscopic 3D video of VOLUME 4 which featured the works of Four artists: Fred Unterseher, Sharon McCormack, Melissa Crenshaw and Al Razutis -- as linked to the page here.
Al Razutis also served as President of the International Film Jury (see 'Digital Express') and also conducted a special workshop in 3D Video Art - Aesthetics and Technology'. Additional public screenings of film-video works by Razutis included 'Visual Essays: Origins of Film' and a stereoscopic 3D video (projected) screening of 'Selections'. This film exhibition was programmed by Felix Ji-Hoon Kim< and the installation works were curated by Jeon Sung-kwon. The Director of this ambitious and visionary festival is Ahn C. Park.
Festival Review: For a personal review of the festival experience by Razutis, see To and From SeNef 2004.
2010 - 1997 INTERNATIONAL FILM - VIDEO EXHIBITIONS:
Films by Razutis screened in Europe 2010 - 2004 (JPEG images) these films are Distributed by Light Cone (Paris, France)
International Film Screenings 2004 - 1997:
'AMERIKA' excerpts - screening in London, U.K., 2004: Three short films from 'AMERIKA' were screened on August 7, 2004 at FILM - SPOOL - 3 as part of curated thematic film presentations: The Wildwest Show (program: 'Cinematic and Televisual Interruptions'), A Message from our Sponsor< (program title: 'Oh! Poor Lacan!'), and Photo Spot (program: 'To Make or Not to Make'). The show was curated in part by Saul Novella.
'AMERIKA' - screening in Madison, Wisconsin, 2004: AMERIKA by Al Razutis was presented by Starlight Cinema in Madison, Wisconsin on February 5, 2004 in three-screen format from DVD discs. The screening was organized by Stuart Zehner, the Starlight Cinema Coordinator.
'AMERIKA' - 'selections' screened in Germany 2003: Two classic films, 'Vortex' and '98.3KHz: (Bridge at Electrical Storm', which were independently released as shorts from AMERIKA by Al Razutis were presented by Edith-Rus-Haus fur Medienkunst in Oldenburg, Germany in September and November , 2003. These classic films from the early 70's represent works bridging experimental film with analog video (a 'heresy' in those days for most 'experimental' filmmakers). They were featured in a retrospective program, 'Tour de Force' of notable historical U.S. and international experimental films; program curated by Ralf Sausmikat of the European Media Arts Festival (EMAF).
'VISUAL ESSAYS' in the U.K. 2003: - Two component films from VISUAL ESSAYS: ORIGINS OF FILM by Al Razutis 'Ghost : Image' and 'For Artaud' were presented by The Spool - Pool in London, England on August 30th, 2003. The films were featured in a program of collage - montage (U.S. and international) experimental films; program curated by Saulius Uzpelkis of The SPOOL - POOL.
'AMERIKA' at the Blinding Light, Vancouver, Canada 2002: - A three-screen presentation of AMERIKA by Al Razutis< was presented at The BLINDING LIGHT!! - Vancouver, B.C. Canada on October 19th, 2002. The show was organized and curated by Alex MacKenzie and the screening was only the second time ever in North America that this film was presented in 3-screens 16mm projection (a typical format in Europe and elsewhere). Razutis was in attendance to introduce the film in a over-the-top 'leftist' costume and he discussed, in Q&A with audience members, related topics after the film. Due to a malfunctioning projector, Reel 1 (center screen) was permanently damaged during the screenings. Appropriately, the film ends with 'O Kanada!' and imploding buildings.
Revue by Bryan Zandberg (2003) - Amerika....Amerika
Razutis FILM RESTROSPECTIVE at EMAF 2002 Germany:
A 5-show Retrospective of Avant-Garde Films and Videos by Al Razutis, including a presentation of Stereoscopic 3D video was held at the 15th European Media Art Festival 2002, 24th to 28th of April, 2002 in Osnabruck, Germany. The principal curator - organizer for this retrospective was Ralf Sausmikat, a long time contributor to international film and video culture.For a personal (filmmaker) review of the festival experience, see Personal Notes: Retrospective in OZ . Featured film works by Razutis included Amerika (3-screens) and Visual Essays by Al Razutis, as well as a program of 3D Video Selections and digital web-works (with performance) by Razutis.
EMAF Razutis Retrospective Catalog -- EMAF 2002 Complete TEXTS with PHOTOS / April, 2002 (746 K .PDF file)
" The European Media Arts Festival is one of the largest and best known festivals for experimental film, video-art and new media work in the world, and gains the highest reputation with the yearly exhibition presenting sculptural and interactive film, video and computer-installations."
Additional screenings of Razutis' works in Germany were held at Kinemathek Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe (May 3rd) - curated by Alfred Meyer, and Kommunales Kino, in Frieburg (May 4th) - curated by Wolfgang Lahmann. These exhibtions were hosted by dedicated and exceptional staff (administrative and technical), who are a credit to the active avant-garde and cultural scenes in Germany.
Filmmaker's notes on this retrospective is posted at
'VISUAL ESSAYS: ORIGINS OF FILM' - 2002 Italy and Austria:
Visual Essays: Origins of Film by Al Razutis was featured at IX International Film Studies Conference, Udine, Italy, on March 20-23, 2002. The International Film Studies Conference is hosted by the University of Udine in Italy, and organized by the Department of Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali of Udine University since 1993. The 2002 conference topic was "Film and its Multiples". Also in 2002, Visual Essays was presented at Six-Pack Film Festival and Symposium on Early Cinema and the Avant-Garde Film(March 8- 13, 2002) in the Stadtkino Wien / Vienna / Austria.
'98.4KHZ: (BRIDGE AT ELECTRICAL STORM' - goes touring with Magnetic North:
Bridge at Electrical Storm is featured in the traveling exhibition Magnetic North organized by the Walker Art Center, Mineapolis, and Video Pool, Winnipeg. This six video program exhibition and retrospective of Canadian experimental video tours in 2001-2 and visits institutions in Saskatoon, Berkeley Calif., Hamilton Ontario, Calgary Alberta, Montreal Quebec, Cambridge Massachusetts and others.
by Bruce Jenkins on Razutis' Bridge
at Electrical Storm
STEREOSPCOPIC 3D VIDEO HISTORY & EXHIBITIONS
Stereoscopic 3D video was created by Razutis in the 1990's in the form of both a documentation of holograms and holographic artists and as short-subject 'art' video tapes. This work was initially exhibited in Los Angeles at the Second Annual Stereo 3D Film Festival (and subsequent editions of this Festival), hosted by the Stereo Club of Southern California. While Los Angeles 3D activists, such as Ray Zone, John Hart, Lawrence Kaufman, and others, promoted 3D video short subjects and their exhibition, our Canadian counterparts at government or state-sponsored venues and Canada Council (juries, admin) ignored or opposed 3D video, with exceptions noted below.
In 1997, a selection of 3D video art works by Al Razutis were exhibited at the Louvre (auditorium) as part of a larger exhibition on 3D film. More information on this exhibition and experimental film tour in 1997 by Razutis can be found at France 1997. Subsequent exhibitions of a program of Al Razutis' 3D video art tapes were presented in Vancouver, BC, at the Pacific Cinematheque Pacifique, in Portland, Oregon at the Northwest Film and Video Festival, at European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, and at the Seoul Net and Film Festival in Seoul, Korea. Additionally in 2010, a short selection of Razutis' 3D videos was also screened at Deja Vu, Exhibition of Stereoscopic and Holographic Art, Vancouver.
Biographical summary of Razutis & 3D: 3-DIY book by Ray Zone - chapter 23 - 'Al Razutis: A Complete 3D Artist' (PDF FILE)
Visit the Archives: 1996 - The 3D Show That Wasn't, Edison Electric, Vancouver
3D VIDEO ART by Al Razutis - 1998 Canadian Premiere - Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Media history was made in Canada when 3D video art by Al Razutis was presented at the Pacific Cinematheque Pacifique, Vancouver, Canada, on September 18 and 19th, 1998. A 78 min. program of selected 3D video-art tapes was large-screen videoprojected, on two SHARP LCD 440 videoprojectors (cross-polarized), utilizing a de-mux box (for right - left eye channel separation and output to projectors) purchased from Andrew Woods (Australia), and the audience was provided with 300 polarized glasses loaned for the presentation by CN - Imax 3D (Vancouver) . Exhibition program (presented to a sold-out audience over two nights) consisted of 3D screenings of short subject stereoscopic 3D videos - program individual title descriptions are available here. Exhibition of this 3D video art followed a screening by Al Razutis in 1997 at the Louvre, Paris. This 1997 exhibition was organized and funded by the museum with no (sought after) funding available from the Canada Council or External Affairs Canada. Jury lists and the Canadian obsession with 'conceptual' and 'deconstructive' (academicized) art may provide some answers here (or there).
This Canadian premiere exhibition was assisted by Video Out (Vancouver), Maya Martin distribution coordinator. Attempts by some members (the so-called 'Queer Video Nation') of Video In (Vancouver) to sabotage this showing by last minute witholding of video projector were unsuccessful, but should be noted for historical interest in 'media politics' in Vancouver 1990's.
This exhibited work was first made possible through the generous donation of a Toshiba 3D Camera for use by Razutis from Gary Cullen and later Dwight Jones. Free use of video editing gear when required was provided by George Harris of Galiano Film School and Kasey Kazlauskas of Los Angeles. Further credits are on Legacy 3D Video Art page.
3D VIDEO ART by Al Razutis - 1998 U.S. Premiere Showing - North West Film Festival, Portland
On November 10, 1998, a program of 3D video art by Al Razutis was presented at a special screening in the Northwest Film and Video Festival downtown theater, Portland, Oregon as a U.S. premiere presentation of Stereoscopic 3D video art by Razutis. This program featured works similar to the presentation content of the earlier Canadian premiere showing (above) by Razutis in Vancouver, B.C.. This U.S. premiere event, which was a screening outside of stereo club and orgazation functions, was hosted by the Northwest Film and Video Festival as a special feature. It was coordinated by Howard Aaron, Associate Director of the Center, and featured the assistance of their great staff. The evening's show was held at the Guild Theater with dual-projection (passive cross-polarized) and silver screen.
1997 FILM and 3D VIDEO EXHIBITIONS IN FRANCE:
1997 - Revue of Film / Video Tour:
Biographical summary of Razutis & 3D: 3-DIY book by Ray Zone - Final chapter 23 - 'Al Razutis: A Complete 3D Artist' (PDF FILE)
FILM - VIDEO - DVD DISTRIBUTION:
Films-DVD-holographic works purchase information and On-line catalog links are at: Media Orders - Purchase.
Address all further purchase inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film RENTALS of selected films are only available from LIGHT CONE - www.lightcone.org> (Paris, France)
For a list (descriptions, images) of HISTORICAL films and video tapes no longer in general distribution,but available for archives and collectors,visit FILM / VIDEO ARCHIVES page for content list - photos - descriptions.
For available HOLOGRAPHIC ART works visit: Holographic Art Sales - Exhibition<
PRODUCTION - CONSULTING SERVICES:
Multi-Media Production - Design and Consulting by Al Razutis
For web related works visit the Resume - Demo Index.
For art related resume see: Al Razutis - Art Bio.
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This site and its offspring, began in 1996 with the invitation of Urs Fries
of www.holonet.khm.de to post a few images from 'West-Coast Artists in Light' (video) and texts from Wavefront Holography Magazine on the holographic art gateway site developed by Mr. Fries at the University of Cologne.
From 1996 'Visual Alchemy on the net' was developed by Al Razutis to feature a progressive inclusion of new media and VRML content representing both the history and changing motion-picture 3D works of Al Razutis (your host, and author of this site). The two individuals who provided the initial support (in the form of free hosting) for this site were < Dwight Jones of Imagen Communications, the original home of www.alchemists.com, and Urs Fries of Holonet, Germany. Subsequent financial support has, at times, also been provided by Anne Popperwell, Danguole Varnas, Jerry Barenholtz, and Richard Karpinsky.
All site contents, unless otherwise indicated, were created and coded by Al Razutis copyright 1996-2016.
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