XAl Razutis - brief resume summary

Visual Alchemy in the Public Eye

Holographic Art - 3D Film - Avant-Garde Film - Writings - Web Distribution - Contacts

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Frame from current work including anaglyph 3D films.

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

Upcoming

GHOST:IMAGE frames - click for short video

Al Razutis' classic avant-garde film GHOST: IMAGE is being screened along with other experimental film works on November 19th at Festival Entrevue (Belfort) - 'SEANCE DE INTER-ACTION' programmed and presented by Sebastien Ronceray. 1 min. excerpt from this film is at EXCERPT - GHOST:IMAGE on YouTube.

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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 are being released in 2018 - 2019 as a number of stereoscopic 3D experimental films by Razutis, with music and soundscapes by Gary Courtland-Miles.   NEW RELEASE: SCENES FROM BURNING MAN 2015   (13 min., standard viewing on YOUTUBE)

SCENES FROM BURNING MAN frames - click and enlarge

Vol. 4 - West-Coast Artists in stereoscopic 3D

Ongoing 3D Video documentary on west-coast U.S., Canadian holographic artists

Produced and Directed by Al Razutis

Volume 4 continues the project in two important aspects: the continuing works of Al Razutis, the last remaining practicing west-coast Canadian holographer and the guy who brought holographic art to Canada in the first place,   plus the new research and documentation of the Sharon McCormack Collection and Archives.   In this stereoscopic 3D volume the works of Al Razutis and Sharon McCormack, Multiplex Company, SF School of Holography come to life in spatial 3D forms and videos!

Sample new releases - From West-Coast Artists 'VOLUME 4':

Stereo 3D video and Standard 2D videoclips from 'West-Coast Artists in Light' are viewable on YouTube XAR3D ('West-Coast Artists 2D' and 'Holographics 3D')
XAR3D channel of stereo 3D video in analog and digital formats, including West Coast Artists in Light, legacy 2D recordings of holographic artists, and  Holographics 3D playlist by Al Razutis


Avant-Garde Films - No Expiry Date

Short Film Excerpts by Al Razutis on YouTube XALRAZUTIS CHANNEL

Some Razutis short films also can be found on Vimeo

Razutis 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 my FACEBOOK Visual Alchemy studio page 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.

New additions - rare films by Sam Perry on YouTube XALRAZUTIS CHANNEL



Page on Psychedelic Cinema - Sam Perry - 1960's



Recent International Film Screenings - works by Razutis:

'LUMIERE'S TRAIN (ARRIVING AT THE STATION' (VISUAL ESSAYS No. 1)

May 18, 2018 Screening in Nice France, France at LA ZONME -- May, 2018 Screening in Cannes, France at AVIFF

Lumiere's Train  - Visual Essays: Origins of Film  by Al Razutis

Screenings by and in conjunction with Richard Martin and his documentary film BACKBONE on Vancouver Experimental Cinema which he presented in Nice at LA ZONME and in Cannes France at AVIFF in May 2018.

Al Razutis' film Lumiere's Train (Arriving at the station is contained in parts in Jean-Luc Godard's award-winning film LE LIVRE D'IMAGE (FILM BOOK) which was also presented and awarded at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018.

Backbone by Richard Martin presented in Nice May 18, 2018         FILM BOOK by Jean-Luc Godard  presented  and awarded at Cannes Film Festival May, 2018


'FOR ARTAUD' (VISUAL ESSAYS No. 5)

June 1, 2018 Screening in Stransbourg, France at BURST SCRATCH -- January 25, 2018 Screening in Paris, France at BRAQUAGE

For Artaud - Visual Essays: Origins of Film  by Al Razutis

'Méliès Catalogue' (VISUAL ESSAYS No. 2)

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 in its entirety (6 films) by Braqage, March 5th, 2018. Presented by Sebastien Ronceray

Visual Essays Origins of Film, a film by A Razutis

2016 Screening of Visual Essays - Italy

"Sequels in Transfigured Time" from Visual Essays: Origins of Film be 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

'Holograms in White Light' - 2016 Summer Exhibition

Now by Appointment only at Visual Alchemy Studio

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

Holographic works by Al Razutis and Sharon McCormack including samples from Sharon McCormack Collection and Archives are on display now at Visual Alchemy Studio, Saturna Island, BC Canada. Additionally, selections from the nude pulsed holographic portraits of Ron Olsen (in the collection of AR) are also on view. This exhibition is of 'white-light illumination' holography and 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: Prince 'Diamonds and Pearls' Multiplex motion-picture stereograms and embossed Holograms by Sharon McCormack - Collection


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


TO VISIT this exhibit 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

2015 Avant-Garde Film Screenings

Films by Al Razutis screened at group show

AAEON by Al Razutis

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.

Vortex and A Message From Our Sponsor by Al Razutis

Al Razutis' films from 'Amerika' titled 'Vortex' and 'A Message From Our sponsor' were screened in group shows of experimental films and makers in March and February at the Cinematheque, Montreal and The Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada.

2015 - 1997 Avant-Garde Film Screenings

Films by Al Razutis screened at solo and group show

2014 Film Screenings by Al Razutis

For the last few years the personal film - video - holography - writing archives of Al Razutis have been undergoind 'excavation' and re-publication or further archiving when necessary. This has resulted in a number of works recovered and archived for restoration and storage of original elements and their documentations. All film elements and completed films are now stored at the Academy Film Archives in Hollywood, California which is where Al Razutis is from in his coming of age and initial film activities.

2014 Holographic Art & Projection Exhibition

Holograms by Al Razutis in Lanzhou, China

Holographic Projection see it in Stereo 3D

2010 'DEJA VU' holographic art and 3D exhibition

Al Razutis and his work Newtonian Galactic Assembly Line, Surrogate Dressed for Art New Vogue, Spice Cabinet 1 on exhibition  at Deja Vu Exhibition, Vancouver, BC Canada 2010

2012 Stereo 3D & Holography at NSA

Al Razutis Holography Exhibition and 3D & Holography Workshop

Film Archives of Al Razutis

In 2012 at NSA 2012 Conference 3D Con in Southern California Al Razutis presented a Holographic Art mini-exhibitioon of selected holograms and conducted a 3D & Holography workshop for National Stereoscopic Association public members. The hologrphy exhibition was presented in conjunction with other stereoscopic 3D displays. The 3D & VR Workshop examined the relationship between stereoscopic 3D and various forms of holographic works. With thanks to Ray Zone for the invitation, to Chuck Paxton and Danguole Varnas for assistance in the preparation and installation, and to Gary Cullen for the loan of display holograms for use in the workshop presentation which also included Razutis' holograms.

Razutis - Media Archives

Excavations in Film, Holography and Writings Continue

Film Archives of Al Razutis

For the last few years the personal film - video - holography - writing archives of Al Razutis have been undergoind 'excavation' and re-publication or further archiving when necessary. This has resulted in a number of works recovered and archived for restoration and storage of original elements and their documentations. All film elements and completed films are now stored at the Academy Film Archives in Hollywood, California which is where Al Razutis is from in his coming of age and initial film activities.

About

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