"X (trace), Studies for a Self-Portrait" is a 'motion painting', a single-channel video or continuous loop installation which takes Francis Bacon's self-portraits as the starting point for a series of hand-processed film experiments resulting in a triptych 'self portrait in time' full of distortions, transformations, graphic patterns, textures, colours, and intensities of such which "signify how representation has proved itself to be a remarkably elastic category; more open than closed, complex, and overfull of phantasmic residues". (quoted from Cindy Stelmakovich's program notes for Gallery 101's Fluid show, summer 2002).
Phil’s single-channel and video installation work has been shown in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton, Peterborough, Saskatoon, and Helsinki and Vassa (Finland). His video "X (trace), Studies for a Self-Portrait" was broadcast on TVOntario in the summer of 2005. He also produces photographic works, and makes lightboxes with 16mm filmstrips, which are represented by the Dale Smith Gallery (Ottawa). He has served on the Board of Directors at SAW Video, as well as the Centre de production Daïmõn (Gatineau), where he is now employed as a video production technician. He is also currently acting as Co-Coordinator of the Available Light Screening Collective, which he joined shortly after it was founded in 1995.