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Analog Preservation: The Life & Death of Image & Sound

For the month of April, Make.Shift Gallery is proud to present “Analog Preservation: The Life & Death of Image & Sound” an exhibit curated by local artist, educator, and musician James Ward Morris (MFA & BFA from California Institute of the Arts). In the past Morris has worked with many different organizations, artists and musicians including: NPR, This American Life, John Baldessari, Judy Fiskin, Jay Farrar, Son Volt, Gillian Welch, Dwight Yoakam, and Lost Highway Records.

“Analog Preservation” will incorporate an installation created by Morris in collaboration with resources provided by Cate Reed (Quicksilver Photo Lab), Walter Robinson (Aladdin's Antiques & Records), and Jonathan Winter (Spark Museum). This collection of original art and found analog objects will be presented as an artistic monument devoted to the unique qualities and memory of analog technology. This show celebrates and rediscovers the brilliant qualities of all things analog, plus this exhibit will stand as a reminder of the important growing need to appreciate and preserve historical analog medium.

Additionally, this exhibit will feature the interactive documentary, Slo-Fi, by artist and filmmaker, Kacey Morrow. Slo-Fi is an interactive documentary about the resurgence and resilience of analog lo-fi photography and its unique nationwide passionate community. This documentary aims to meet people behind the lo-fi lens culture and unveil why their passion is so important and relevant in today’s digital age. See their unique photography, hear about their various backgrounds, favorite cameras, style of shooting, and discover interesting viewpoints about the future of film.

Join us for the opening on First Friday Art Walk, April 5th 6pm-10pm. This will also be the second night of the fourth annual Bellingham Music Film Festival (BMFF), held in the basement venue of Make.Shift. Films will include music videos and music-inspired shorts. For more information about BMFF, visit