Janis Crystal  Lipzin

Janis Crystal
Lipzin

Janis Crystal Lipzin has been making art in virtually every form of reproducible media for nearly forty years.

Films

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    De luce 1: Vegetare
    Experimental

    De luce 1: Vegetare
    Janis Crystal Lipzin

    color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
    • Films About Film
    • Structural
    • Hand-Processed
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    Micro-Celluloid Incidents in 4 Santas
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Micro-Celluloid Incidents in 4 Santas
    Janis Crystal Lipzin

    color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Films About Film
    • Structural
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    De Luce 2: Architectura
    Experimental

    De Luce 2: Architectura
    Janis Crystal Lipzin

    color, sound, 9 min
    Rental formats: Digital file, DVD NTSC
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Films About Film
    • Hand-Processed
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    Found and Lost
    Experimental

    Found and Lost
    Janis Crystal Lipzin

    color, sound, 8 min
    Rental formats: Digital file, DVD NTSC
    • History
    • Technology
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Music
    • Films About Film
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Found Footage
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    Covert Ciné
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Covert Ciné
    Janis Crystal Lipzin

    color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Films About Film
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Hand-Processed
    • Family

Biography

Janis Crystal Lipzin has been making art in virtually every form of reproducible media for nearly forty years.

Utilizing such diverse media as 8mm and 16mm film, various kinds and formats of photographic prints and transparencies, video, audio, digital photography, multi-media installations and media performance, she has confronted an array of uncomfortable subjects such as pyromania, prehistoric murder, pesticide abuse, reproductive rights, and mortality. 

Another central foundation of her practice is a diverse approach to materials. In her hands light sensitive film becomes a medium to be worked, marked, chemically altered, affected by light both within and exterior to a camera. Lipzin’s work frequently has been at the forefront of an avant-garde art practice that seeks to push the limits of what is possible with the media arts while enriching their possibilities for personal expression. She approaches this effort on a number of fronts:formally within the aesthetics of the film itself, in the overt content of the work, and in the context in which it appears. She creates moving image works that break out of the usual confines of cinema and takes to the street, the storefront, and the abandoned naval shipyard as possible sites of engagement and beyond the conventions of industrial processes.