Featured Member Works: Ian Campbell – “Ilsa the Far Seer”
A schoolgirl from the sticks makes her way to the city of the future: 1920’s Weimar Berlin! Her love of new technologies leads her to find a job in the burgeoning television business where she meets strange and unique personalities and learns to triumph over the petty authoritarians in her way. Ilsa the Far Seer is a highly stylized retrofuturist alternative history that seeks to recall the manic energy and unbridled creativity of classic expressionist cinema.
Ian Campbell is a filmmaker and multimedia artist who works in video, installation and performance art. His short films have been screened across Canada at film and experimental media festivals such as Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal), WNDX (Winnipeg), Antimatter (Victoria), 8Fest (Toronto) and others in Europe and the US. He has presented performance work using live improvised projected video at artist run centres and performance venues across western Canada. He is currently based in Saskatchewan where he teaches film at the University of Regina.