© Antoine Amnotte-Dupuis et Trio Bascaille, À force d’usure – instrumentarium altéré, 2022
FIFA x Vidéographe
FIFA Expérimental — Inventions
FIFA EXPERIMENTAL is an out-of-competition, by-invitation section of the festival programmed by visual and media arts curator Nicole Gingras.
After three editions in virtual mode, FIFA EXPERIMENTAL returns with a program of exclusively in-person screenings. This decision was prompted by the desire to celebrate forms of cinema in which the physical dimension of the visual and aural experience is felt most fully when projected on a large screen, in a theatre, with an audience.
Four programs have been assembled so as to suggest — and in some cases provoke — thematic, formal, structural, technical, symbolic, oneiric, philosophical and political correspondences among the works chosen. This selection puts the accent on innovative approaches to film and video according to three major axes: creative processes, modes of collaboration between artists in the production of a work, and materiality of sounds and images.
The FIFA Experimental – Inventions program brings together four works that explore, with inventiveness, sensitivity, vigilance and fantasy, a range of possibilities for the creation and archiving of unique sounds and singular melodies. Various experiences are arrayed here: an exploration of the invented instruments of a percussion trio, a sonic action created with ground cherries, listening to the song of a now-extinct bird echoing a specific territory, and the development of a sophisticated translation method for attempting to communicate with birds.
- À force d’usure – instrumentarium altéré – Antoine Amnotte-Dupuis and Trio Bascaille. Canada. 2022. 23 min 15 s. French. English subtitles.
- Le chant des cerises – Nathalie Bujold. Canada. 2022. 55 s. No dialogue.
- Kaua’i ‘o’o – Samy Benammar. Canada. 2023. 3 min 48 s. No dialogue.
- Langue des oiseaux – Erik Bullot. France. 2022. 54 min 15 s. French. English subtitles.