Artist Talk: Roger D. Wilson

WHEN: Thursday, September 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Room 520

Windows Collective member and co-founder Roger D Wilson will discuss the collective's intentions in creating transient public art.

Since 2008, the six-member collective has created public film installations in Ottawa, using private properties, heritage sites, parks and bridges as the presentation space.

Discussion will focus on the artistic goals and challenges of creating transient public art with examples from past installations.

Roger will also offer suggestions for approaching businesses and working with municipalities in order to stage successful public installations.

This artist talk is a part of EMMEDIA's Pulse: September 25, 8:30pm at Central Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW). Registration is now open for Windows Collective's  Organic Film Developers workshop on September 26. Fee is $85 and visit to register.



Roger D. Wilson is an experimental film scientist who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Roger’s artistic practice begins and ends with film, 16mm and 35mm formats; his need to continuously investigate the filmmaking process has lead him to discover innovative experimental film processes. 

He creates his films using techniques such as pixilation, time-lapse photography, hand processing and cameraless animation.

Roger is known for his technique of manipulating film emulsion prior to photographing images. He treats his unexposed film stock to processes that alter the films emulsion.

He has buried black and white film in soil, bathed it in baking soda, berg colour toner, household bleach and photographic bleach all before photographing images.

Roger has also begun to create his own film emulsion recipes and film developers, he has processed black and white film in Welch’s Grape Juice, Tea made from Timothy Hay, Argon oil, Red Clovers and algae infested river water.