Al RAZUTIS

(1946- )
Nationality: canadian

Al Razutis is a avant-garde and documentary film-maker, multimedia artist, educator and innovator in motion-picture film and video, stereoscopic 3D video, holographic technologies and arts, and web-digital graphics for websites and virtual reality.

He has been creating and exhibiting avant-garde and documentary films and video since the late sixties, holographic displays and art since the early 70's, and web virtual reality and stereoscopic 3D video art since the 90's. During this time he developed custom-made film optical printing, video synthesizer, holographic recording and imaging technologies used in his published and exhibited works. He is a 'hands on' creator and technical innovator who freely acknowledges those 60's - 70's innovators (Moog, Buchla, Whitney, Brakhage, Cross, Benton and others) in the technologies and the arts that influenced his creativity.

His films have received a number of awards, including a 1988 Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and his media art works are found in a number of international collections and have been exhibited internationally, including a 1997 stereoscopic 3D video showing at the Louvre, a 2002 film-video retrospective at the Electronic Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, and a 2004 exhibition of 3D video, film, video at SeNef, Seoul, Korea.

More on Al Razutis films, 3D videos and critical writings can be found at http://www.alchemists.com/visual_alchemy/index.html

10 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE
1994-1996 / U-Matic / color / sound / single screen / 22' 00 / 61 €
distribution: VHS
SPLICE - ON THE PROBLEM OF THE AUTONOMY OF ART IN BOURGEOIS
1986 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 24' 00 / 73 €
distribution: 16mm
STORMING THE WINTER PLACE - VISUAL ESSAYS N°6
1984 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 16' 00 / 49 €
distribution: 16mm
VISUAL ESSAYS: ORIGINS OF FILM
1973-1984 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 68' 00 / 172 €
distribution: 16mm
AMERIKA
1972-1983 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 170' 00 / 66 €
distribution: 16mm
FOR ARTAUD - VISUAL ESSAYS N°5
1982 / color / sound / single screen / 11' 30 / 31 €
distribution: 16mm
LUMIERE'S TRAIN - VISUAL ESSAYS N°1
1979 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 7' 30 / 28 €
distribution: 16mm
GHOST IMAGE - VISUAL ESSAYS N°4
1976-1979 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 9' 30 / 36 €
distribution: 16mm
EGYPTE
1977 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 37 €
distribution: 16mm
SEQUELS IN TRANSFIGURED TIME - VISUAL ESSAYS N°3
1976 / color / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 37 €
distribution: 16mm