Kyle Armstrong

Kyle Armstrong predominantly focuses on short, non-narrative film. Working with super8 and 16mm, as well as lo-fi video, Armstrong frequently uses hand-altering film techniques, employing bleaches, dyes, scratches, and paint to alter both his own footage and found films. His works have been screened at various galleries, during live performances and in traditional cinemas across Canada. His films are influenced by filmmakers as diverse as Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton, Bela Tarr, Alexander Sokurov, Guy Maddin and Andrei Tarkovsky.

Kyle has been working with Guy Maddin on the acclaimed director’s Hauntings/Seances project as a “deputized” director, 2nd Unit Director and visual manipulator. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award.

Magnetic Reconnection

(Kyle Armstrong, 2012)

Magnetic Reconnection contrasts the Northern Lights with decaying manmade debris surrounding the Arctic Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba. The film touches on the regenerative power of nature and the futility of...