XAl Razutis - brief resume summary

Visual Alchemy

Arts and Innovations in spatial & motion-picture forms (est.) 1972
Holographic Art - 3D Film - Avant-Garde Film - VR - 4D - Critical Writings - Distribution - Exhibitions

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Frame from current work including anaglyph 3D films.

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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

Stereoscopic 3D films for 2018

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

Now Playing

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

Unique and Historical Holographic Art For Sale or Lease

Holographic Art by Al Razutis, classic and contemporary, exhibited internationally - for sale or for exhibition

These works are selections from a career of almost 50 years in the field of holography. They are available individually or in groups, and rental/lease terms are negotiable based on circumstances. In all cases a 50% retainer is required. Visit   Art and Display Holographics - Sales - Leases

Holographic Art Sales - Leases

Holographic Art (complete list) by Al Razutis is for sale or for exhibition in a selected limited number. These works are listed in a page of selected works from recent and past historical periods with many of the works featured in international exhibitions. For photos, information, terms of purchase, lease or rental visit   Art and Display Holographics - Sales - Leases.

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

Holographic Art and Commercial Art by Sharon McCormack, Multiplex Co. archives, San Francisco School of Holography for leased exhibition

These works are selections from a career of almost 50 years in the field of holography. They are available individually or in groups, and rental/lease terms are negotiable based on circumstances. In all cases a 50% retainer is required. Visit   Sharon McCormack Archive and Collection - Leases

        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.

If you are on FACEBOOK check out our VIDEOS in 3D and 2D of Holograms @ Visual Alchemy (FaceBook)

McCormack motion-picture cylinder holographic stereograms - various subjects
- as presented in 3D video on YouTube XAR3D Channel

Narrated Video of Sharon's works on YouTube in Stereo (anaglyph) 3D

3D Video of multiplex holographic stereograms and 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 individually or in curated groups from McCormack Archives contact Al Razutis @ Visual Alchemy - e-mail alrazutis@ymail.com

These Works can be rented/leased individually or in curated groups

Terms to exhibit or lease works

Holographic Projector System - Prototype

First Commissioned by Lanzhou City University, Lanzhou China Dr. J.J. Wang artistic director

Now Looking for new investors!

Al Razutis - Visual Alchemy studio works: Motion-Picture Projections, exhibitions, holographic - aerial images in space. For information on investment opportunity to develop motion-picture holographics please contact Al Razutis directly at alraztis@ymail.com.

Holograms displayed on web in analog red-cyan stereo 3D for ease and convenience, not quality
stereo 3D anaglyph glasses - red left, blue right
Holographic Projection see it in Stereo 3D

4D Holographic Motion-Picture Systems by Al Razutis (designer, developer) concern holographic images projected in space. These projects are documented in Stereoscopic 3D (anaglyph for web) and available for investment or partnership. Contact Al Razutis alrazutis@ymail to discuss your interests; this is B2B and NDA will be required. Give us a call when we're acquainted.

PAGE of 2D photos of 'Apsaras' pulsed masters grouped by theme > 'Apsaras' hologram masters - sales page

APSARAS 3D: Three minute ANAGLYPH 3D video clip: Apsaras in Exhibition on VIMEO!
APSARAS 2D: One minute 2D video clip: Apsaras in Exhibition (.WMV video)

NOTE ON PHOTOS GRAIN: ALL 'grain' that appears in 2D or 3D photos of laser illuminated transmission holograms is an artifact due to 'Laser Speckle' of coherent light and diffraction imaged in a photographic/lens system. It is the noise of the viewing system only. This grain is NOT on the holograms or projections of them but appears in our eyes or imaging lenses. Future laser speckle reduction photos will be posted. All anaglyph and MPO 3D files contain laser speckle, as it is consistently present in holography depicted by photo optical means. Holography is not photography, but we do our best to represent it.

3D Video documentary West-Coast Artists in Light

Vol. 4 - Razutis & McCormack

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 3D video clips - 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

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

'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

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.