The seer passes beneath branches, crosses fields, observes the quiet corners of creation. Bright and dark take turns showing their faces, a two-sided phantasm, one energy shape-shifting through time. The seer makes note, gleans eidolons.
Mike Rollo’s work explores alternative approaches to documentary cinema — methods which thematise vanishing cultures, the decay of industrial developments, and transitional spaces through references to memory, history, religion, and autobiography. A founding member of Montreal’s experimental film collective Double Negative, Mike has curated the work of prominent international and Canadian experimental filmmakers. He is a founding member of Independent Visions a curatorial incubator devoted to making independent and experimental media accessible to a diverse audience in Regina and board member for WNDX: Festival of Moving Image. Mike’s films have screened at prestigious festivals and galleries such as the Atlanta Film Festival (USA), Edinburgh Film Festival, FID Marseille, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA), International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Los Angeles Film Forum, Museum of Modern Art (Brazil), Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Toronto Images Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Sound Designer: Andrea-Jane Cornell