© Mario Côté, brèves histoires de pierres muettes
International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
Strong presence of Vidéographe
We are proud to announce Vidéographe’s presence at the 37th edition of International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), which will run from 19 to 31 March 2019.
Louise Bourque, Bye Bye Now
Waving hello to the filming cameraperson, the subjects, through this very gesture, are also, in some way, providing a future viewer with the acknowledgement of a constant goodbye to a fleeting moment. Yet when the film is projected and the captured gesture is seen it’s as if they are saying hello again from the past in the now of the projection. This film is a homage to the man behind the camera in these personal family archives, the artist’s father, who left her this heritage beyond mortality in the traces of past lives.
Guillaume Vallée, Le dernier jour du papillon lune
Un papillon lune est en train de mourir sous les yeux d’un enfant. Du point de vue de l’insecte, on assiste au questionnement de l’enfant sur la mort, l’après-vie et l’éphémère, sous la forme d’un monologue cioranesque. A luna moth is dying under the eyes of a child. From the point of view of the insect, we hear the child wonder about death, post-mortem and ephemeral, in the form of a monologue inspired by Cioran.
Mario Côté, John Heward: Words and Silence
The first meeting with artist John Heward takes place in his studio on Murray Street, Montréal on the 8th of December 2017. Painter Stéphane La Rue is present and a conversation starts up around words such as painting, music, abstraction, gesture and life. The words slowly settle in the pristine studio space. On the 6th of November 2018, John Heward firmly closes the door again, leaving a vivid testimony behind.
Mario Côté, brèves histoires de pierres muettes
Choreographer Jeanne Renaud creates a new work based on short personal stories and two mysterious objects: stones sculpted by artist Bruce Parsons. She invites esteemed dancers Louise Bédard and Marc Boivin to explore her initial intuition. She then asks director Mario Côté to interrogate the choreography through images. A complex interlacing of choreography, movement and filmed imagery follows, accompanied by the delicate music of Jürg Frey performed by Quatuor Bozzini. A sensitive work in which memories meld into each other through the passage of time – and dance.
Katherine Liberovskaya, SpinOptique
The image of the sound and the sound of the image… A piece based on extreme close-ups of the live spinning of one-of-a-kind glass sound records created and played by NYC based sound artist Ranjit Bhatnagar.
Rachel Echenberg, How to explain performance art to my teenage daughter.
While referencing Joseph Beuys 1965 performance, mother and daughter embrace the intricacies of explaining art. Mother and daughter embrace the difficult intricacies of explaining art to each other through an intimate action. This is intercut with a straightforward description of Joseph Beuys’ well-known 1965 performance, How to explain pictures to a dead hare. Absurdity and terderness merge to reveal understanding as a sensory activity.
Eric Gaucher, Steve and Dan Shoot Each Other
Inspired by early forms of visual music, Steve and Dan Shoot Each Other engages in the un-rational, unsystematic, and randomness as a form of poetry. The material used in this motion picture stems from a blend of direct animation and computer generated techniques. The final result is a non-representational film that celebrates dissonant colour arrangements of movement and sound.
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