What is AgX?
In partnership with Balagan and Handcranked Film, AgX is a newly established film collective located in an old textile mill at the Moody Street Studios in Waltham, Massachusetts, and serving the greater Boston community of moving image artists. AgX joins a growing movement of artist-run film collectives and laboratories around the world who are uniting to share resources, equipment, camaraderie and knowledge in order to build a vibrant space that focuses on the creation and appreciation of photochemical filmmaking.
As the materials and processes of filmmaking rise in cost and well-crafted equipment is disposed of by institutions, filmmaking tools are rapidly falling into the hands of artists who are now encouraged to explore and reimagine the roles of chemist, colorist, technician, machinist… AgX members harness all of their individual skills to realize otherwise complicated or expensive undertakings, such as screenings, performances, classes, workshops, bulk ordering photochemistry and film, rescuing and repairing equipment.
Open to collaborating with a broad array of artists, students and organizations, AgX cultivates and supports a unique, diverse community of filmmakers, photographers and interdisciplinary artists — both novice and experienced — who convene, create, teach, inspire and learn from one another. A physical space provides a comfortable communal area where members can engage in shooting film, processing, contact printing, optical printing, animation, editing, screenings and dialogue, as well as various alternative and experimental methods which will flourish and expand in such a fertile, cooperative atmosphere.
If you'd like to learn more and find out how to become involved, visit agxfilm.org.
If interested in donating equipment or helping in other ways, please get in touch. You can can also make a monetary donation by clicking one of the links below (Dwolla is just as secure and easy to use as PayPal but they don't charge us fees. We also accept PayPal, however):