© Vidéographe, Editing stills taken form the program
10:15 am - 7:30pm Montreal time
3:15pm - 00:30pm Manchester time
Vidéographe's YouTube channel
Curators: Sam Meech, Clint Enns
With works by: Jenny Baines, Nathalie Bujold, Jean-François Caissy, Clara Casian, Miryam Charles, Charles-André Coderre, Maxime Corbeil-Perron, Kevin Craig, Chris Paul Daniels, Rachel Echenberg, Rob Feulner, Rowland Hill & Hannah Buckley, Jenny Holt, Nick Jordan, Naqqash Khalid, Antoine Larocque & Antoine Provencher, Félix Lamarche, Sofia Marincic, Caroline Monnet, Emma Roufs, Skawennati, Chester Tenneson, TV Babies, Raz Ullah.
At the initiative of Sam Meech, Vidéographe (Montreal) and The Holden Gallery (Manchester) present Correspondance/Correspondence, a film screening program which pairs Montreal artists with artists from Manchester.
A transatlantic transmission – crossing oceans and traversing time zones, this online screening event pairs artists films and videos from the City of Saints with those forged from the home of the industrial revolution. These video correspondences encourage dialogue between the cities by coupling two distinct artistic visions and placing them next to each other – one moving image artwork from each city. Although the works were informed by unique sets of cultural and sociopolitical circumstances, through this alignment we can draw new connections between them – revealing important differences and surreal similarities. Join us for the online screening, a live ‘event’ complete with Q&As, live chat and a diverse range of moving images artworks, guaranteed to be something for everyone.
Sam Meech is an artist and videosmith based in NW England, whose practice combines projection design, interactive video installation, community engagement, and digital textiles. Sam Meech is interested in the overlap and interplay between digital and analogue hybrid design processes and the possibilities of combining the two in production and performance. He likes to explore ideas in absurdly ambitious ways. He has built cinemas, cast giant iron fidget spinners, and even knitted a scarf for the inventor of the web. He has developed artistic commissions and projects for organisations including FACT (Liverpool, UK), The Lowry (Manchester, UK) Open Data Institute (UK), Royal Opera House (UK), National Film Board of Canada (CA) Quartier des Spectacles (CA, Mutek (CA), Liverpool Biennial (UK), British FiIm Institute (UK), Staro Riga Festival (Latvia), and numerous libraries, museums and local councils in the UK. He is a part-time lecturer at Manchester School of Art, teaching on the Grephic Design BA. I am also a co-director of Re-Dock – a not-for-profit organisation, developing arts projects beyond the gallery, exploring ways in which communities relate to digital media, ideas and public space. meech.co.uk
Clint Enns is a visual artist. His work primarily deals with moving images created with broken and/or outdated technologies. His work has shown both nationally and internationally at galleries, festivals, alternative spaces and microcinemas. He has a Master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Manitoba, and has recently received a Master’s degree in cinema and media from York University where he is currently pursuing a PhD. His writings and interviews have appeared in Leonardo, Millennium Film Journal, Incite! Journal of Experimental Media and Spectacular Optical. clintenns.tumblr.com