Visual Alchemy Multi-Media Studios

Holographic Art - 3D Film - Avant-Garde Film - VR - 4D
Critical Writings - Web Distribution - Exhibitions


History of Visual Alchemy In Pictures by Al Razutis

In the News

Al Razutis - Visual Alchemy poster on holographics at the studio     Sharon McCormack Collection and Archives at Visual Alchemy     Al Razutis featured artist November - December 2017  at Area of Design web-site/publication

Recent Film Screenings:

Méliès Catalogue screened by Braquage at Tolouse (ESAV), France, March 26, 2018.

Melies Catalogue, a film by A Razutis

Visual Essays: Origins of Film' screened in Paris by Braqage on March 5th, 2018.
Experimental film session, presented by Sebastien Ronceray.

Visual Essays Origins of Film, a film by A Razutis

'For Artaud' (Visual Essays) - January 25, 2018 Screening in Paris, France

'SESSION OF NOISE' -- Present Thursday, 25 January 2018, at 20 pm -- Programming: Shina Beaufour and Bastien Charrie In the presence of Pablo Mazzola, with sound accompaniment of Tomaz Burlin

For Artaud - Visual Essays: Origins of Film  by Al Razutis
BRAQUAGE - Current space - 56 Rue De La Reunion 75020 Paris / m. Buzenval or avron - 6 euros, info : info@braquage.org

Avant-Garde Films On the Web:

'98.3 KHz: (Bridge at electrical storm', probably the most known segment film of "Amerika", also with no expiry date, now on line thanks to the prodding of Labocine https://www.labocine.com/spotlight/150#.WmaXjzgAIHI.facebook -- it took decades to get the whole thing 'on the web'. I wasn't in a hurry. It's not going away soon.

frames from Bridge at Electrical Storm from Amerika - a film by Al Razutis

This film is posted on-line in its entirety on my VIMEO videos https://vimeo.com/248323912

also posted on-line in its entirety on FB my Visual Alchemy studio page videos https://www.facebook.com/102922939863571/videos/967895140033009/

The early film works continue to be exhibited and collected and featured in contemporary critical and historical writings. Originals and restored copies are housed at the Academy Film Archives, Hollywood, USA with thanks to Mark Toscano.

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS:

June 4th, 2016 screening of 98.3Khz: Bridge at electrical storm is at The Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada in native film form along with a number of curated archived experimental films from the 1960's and 70's Vancouver underground - experimental film scene. These screenings are part of a full program celebrating the Cinematheque 'Archives Day' and features introductions, discussions.

For EARLIER FILM EXHIBITIONS back to the 1990's see FILM EXHIBITIONS page.

June 4th, 2016 screening of 98.3Khz: Bridge at electrical storm is at The Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada in native film form along with a number of curated archived experimental films from the 1960's and 70's Vancouver underground - experimental film scene. These screenings are part of a full program celebrating the Cinematheque 'Archives Day' and features introductions, discussions.

2016 Screening of Visual Essays - Italy

"Sequels in Transfigured Time" from Visual Essays: Origins of Film screened at the Pesaro Film Festival as part of Critofilm - Cinema che vede il cinema (Cinema looking at Cinema) - JUNE 22nd.

Sequels in Transfigured Time from Visual Essays: Origins of Film by Al Razutis

Pesaro Film Festival screening of Sequels in Transfigured Time from Visual Essays: Origins of Film by Al Razutis

Visual Essays: Origins of Film was featured in a 2015 critical analysis publication the Remix age - Exhibition as Archive by Viva Paci, Film Forum, 2016.

Visual Essays: Origins of Film by Al Razutis

The original and intermediate elements for "Visual Essays: Origins of Film " are archived at
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Archive, 1313 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA

Unique and Historical Holographic Art For Sale or Lease

Holographic Art by Al Razutis, classic and contemporatry, exhibited internationally - for sale or for exhibition - priced for 2018

Holographic Art Sales - Leases

Holographic Art by Al Razutis is for sale or for exhibition is listed in a page of selected works from recent and past historical periods. For terms of purchase, lease or rental, photos and links to gallery title cards and more information visit this selection.

Contact Al Razutis directly at alrazutis@ymail.com for a price list or to discuss your exhibition interests.

Sharon McCormack Collection and Archives at Visual Alchemy

        PDF poster - Sharon McCormack Collection and Archives at Visual Alchemy

"Al Razutis represents the arts archives of holographer Sharon McCormack, which include archives of Multiplex Company and San Francisco School of Holography. He has been appointed Curator, Trustee and Preservationist for posterity"

This Collection and Archive of art by Sharon McCormack, and Archives of Multiplex Co. of San Francisco, and archives of San Francisco School of Holography is stored and preserved at Visual Alchemy Studio. This work is not for sale but can be leased, or rented for exhibition purposes. Minimum lease period: 30 days.
Contact Al Razutis directly at alrazutis@ymail.com to discuss your exhibition, rental or purchase interests.

VIDEOS in 3D and 2D of Holograms @ Visual Alchemy (FaceBook)

More subjects found on Sharon McCormack's work in stereo 3D DVD presentation: 'West-Coast Artists In Light' Vol. 3

3D Video of multiplex stereogram works by Sharon McCormack including "The Embrace" on YouTube
3 min. video in 3D or 2D YouTube 3D:
SHARON MCCORMACK shows her holographic works  in 3D excerpt on YouTube

To exhibit or lease works from McCormack Archives

Sample Multiplex stereograms and holograms in Stereo 3D Photos - Videos

VIDEOS in 3D and 2D of Holograms @ Visual Alchemy (FaceBook)

Stereoscopic 3D films for 2018

Burning Man 2015 filmed in Stereoscopic 3D and mono by Al Razutis

Burning Man 2015 in Stereo 3D

Al Razutis went to Burning Man 2015 and filmed the art, people, and various creations and events in a spontaneous setting and documented this world-famous 'anarchist art event'. These films will be released in 2018 as a single 2D film and a number of stereoscopic 3D experimental films by Razutis. More information will be coming.

'Holograms in White Light'

2016 Summer Exhibition of Holography at Visual Alchemy - samples by appointment only

Holographic works by Al Razutis, Sharon McCormack, and notable others from Collection and Archives

Collage of pictures from present holographic exhibition at Visual Alchemy installed by Al Razutis

Holographic works by Al Razutis and Sharon McCormack from her Sharon McCormack Collection and Archives are on display now at Visual Alchemy Studio, Saturna Island, BC Canada by Appointment only. Additionally, selections from the nude pulsed holographic portraits of Ron Olsen (in the collection of AR) are also on view. This exhibition of 'white-light illumination' holography features holographic stereograms, embossed holograms, pulsed laser originated white-light reflection holograms, and dichromate (DCG) holography and art.

This is the 'largest and most complete exhibition - collection - archives' of Multiplex holography & Sharon McCormack's works currently in existence in (all of) Canada and the US West-Coast. It is available for special exhibition, tours, installation. See McCormack Collection & Archives Terms for more information.

Entrance - Room 1 - Holographic Art & Display in white light - Dichromate, Pulsed, and Multiplex Holograms - Various Artists

View of Room 2: Multiplex motion-picture sterepgrams and embossed Holograms by Sharon McCormack - Collection

VIDEOS in 3D and 2D of Holograms @ Visual Alchemy (FaceBook)

TO VISIT this exhibit and studio by special arrangement contact Al Razutis, studio owner and director. Visual Alchemy is located on Saturna Island, BC, Canada and is reached by air (from YVR South - http://www.seairseaplanes.com/) or by BC Ferries (http://www.bcferries.com).

MEMORY LANE:
There were no 'open house tours' in the 1970's at Visual Alchemy - Vancouver, but the Multiplex 'Ballerina' was there on the wall...

Visual Alchemy Studio entrance room with holograms 1974

Visual Alchemy Studio Acquires Single-Frequency CW Laser

Visual Alchemy acquires new CW single-frequence laser for holography - anaglyph 3D photo by XAR

Single Frequency diode laser and laboratory optics for making high coherence length (deep) holograms was acquired from Gary Cullen, formerly 'Holocrafts' who has closed his lab in Tsawwassen, BC. This device will enable us to create both master and copy holograms in a variety of formats.

2015 Avant-Garde Film Screenings

AAEON by Al Razutis (1970) screened at group show

Al Razutis' 1970 optical printing classic AAEON was presented in a program of West-Coast Experimental Films joining other classic films and makers including Bruce Conner (Cosmic Ray, Crossroads), David Rimmer (Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper), and Pat O'Neill (7362, Runs Good) presented November 23, 2015 at The Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada.

Legacy Virtual Worls - VRML 2.0/97

UROBOROS and related worlds in Virtual Reality Markup Language - by Al Razutis

UROBOROS VRML 2 HOME PAGE in Html by Al Razutis

These 3D Worlds were built in VRML CG 'virtual space' in natural (orthoscopic) 3D, feature video maps of touch sensitive objects and facades with music. Coded with love of adventure in virtual space. Poetic avant-garde subjects, internationally shown, with selections at the Paris 1997, and the European Media Arts Festival 2002 Germany.
VRML WORLDS UROBOROS by Razutis first premiered in North America in 1999 Vancouver, Canada at 'The Body Electric' exhibition.

Virtual Reality Worlds by Al Razutis

Histories at Visual Alchemy Studios

Film - Video - Holography - 3D & VR by Al Razutis 1972 - Present

In 1972 Vancouver Visual Alchemy Studio (Inc.) was created to pursue independent avant-garde films, synaesthetic video art, the newly emerging holographic arts and stereoscopic 3D which would later include interactive 3D VR. These pages attest to both the origins of these works and their public presence in exhibitions, education, and technological innovations.