ifc is a Vancouver-based group of independent artists creating, exhibiting and touring film-based works—single channel, expanded, sculptural, installation—with the goal of increasing the visibility and accessibility of experimental media art.
founding members top left to right: Alex Mackenzie, me, Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty, Sidney Southam, Amanda Thomson, John Woods, Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty and Ryder White.
we have grown to include Nisha Platzer and Lindsay McIntyre!
Iris Film Collective was born out of a performance night called: Sound + Vision: An Experimental Collaboration as part of Art Waste in 2013. Many of the participating artists enjoyed collaborating using film and experimentation and wanted to keep this momentum going! A big part of being a member of IRIS for me is this collective inspiration and collaboration to make work. Over the years we have had many collaborative projects sometimes working together learning new techniques with analog film, sharing works in progress and writing grants together in order to create new work. I also have enjoyed curating screenings and conducting community workshop opportunities. it is an opportunity to be a little more experimental in my storytelling and allowing the medium of film to dictate an aesthetic.
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