This Korsakow film incorporates research interviews undertaken by members of the research team, from 2008 to 2010, with Expo 67 filmmakers Graeme Ferguson (Polar Life
), Colin Low and Roman Kroitor (Labyrinth
), Robert Barclay (Canada 67
), Christopher Chapman (A Place to Stand
), and Tom Daly (editor, Labyrinth
The recorded interviews were initially intended to sift through some of the insights and common ground articulated by the filmmakers, but the Korsakow film also remarkably reflects the screen innovations at Expo 67—in part by visually evoking some of the multi-screen experiments of the day. The Expo 67 Korsakow film has been through several iterative stages during the final year of the Expo 67 research project, and was first presented at the conference, Reimagining the Archive
, at UCLA in November 2010. New content has since been added, and the potential to add more is always available.
The Korsakow System
(pronounced ‘KOR-SA-KOV’) is an easy-to-use computer program for the creation of database films. It was invented by Florian Thalhofer, a Berlin-based media artist. The flexibility of the Korsakow software allows for a malleable, thematic organization of photographic archival materials with present-day interviews of some of the key Expo 67 filmmakers.
The Expo 67 K-film is situated at the intersection of “Canada and the Films of Expo’67” and the CINER-G
research group at Concordia.