An interactive database film based on Montréal artist Charles Gagnon’s R69 archive.

Archiving R69 is composed of the mixed archival documents that surround the completing of my father’s posthumous film, R69. Originally commenced in 1969, the film was left unfinished on Charles Gagnon’s death in 2003. Archiving R69 is composed the original film, archival elements and new material.

Using the Korsakow System, created by Florian Thalhofer, Archiving R69 permits viewers to undertake an interactive narrative exploration of film segments, sound clips and other archival elements – the constellation that is Charles Gagnon’s film, R69 and an exploration of the process and people involved in its completion.