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Richard Kerr Collection

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Richard Kerr Collection

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Accession #
Special Collections 0035

Archival Series

Object Name
collection record


Date Made
circa 2003-2016

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Richard Kerr Collection

Collection Pertains To Kerr, Richard


Richard Kerr fonds [artifacts, video recordings, equipment]; circa 2004.

Richard Kerr (1952-) is a Canadian filmmaker and artist. His early films were associated with the Escarpement School of experimental filmmaking. Kerr turned to installation work in the 1990s, engaging with the physicality of the film medium. He is currently a faculty member at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec.

This fonds is comprised mainly of light boxes, some of which form his "Industry Series" 2003-2004. The frustrations encountered by Kerr from working on an unrealized feature length film led him to direct his energies to the production of sculptures known as Motion Picture Weaving Light Boxes. Using found footage and some of his own film material he wove film and mounted it in backlit frames.

ACCESSION 2009-011

6 artifacts: artwork

5 video recordings: DVD-Rs

1 equipment: lightbox

ACCESSION 2017-010

6 artifacts: lightbox artworks

3 photographic prints: mounted photographic artworks

ACCESSION 2018-004:

1 artifact: ephemera

1 printed material: periodicals

7 textual materials: textual records and research files including correspondence, applications, documents, notebooks

3 photographic materials: photographic slides / transparencies, photographic prints

3 videorecordings: digital masters, DVD

1 equipment: external harddrive