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Including videos by :
Pierre Ayotte, Laëtitia Bourget, Pier-Philippe Chevigny, Donigan Cumming, Jeremy Drummond, Alexandra Grimanis, Pascal Lièvre, Frédéric Moffet
Selected from Videographe’s collection, these videos raise ethical and moral questions, sometimes test the viewer’s limits, and have fun through various twists and turns. Drama follows comedy, Christmas meets The Exorcist, all in a variation on turmoil, discomfort and irreverence.
La Visite, Pier-Philippe Chevigny, 2014, Québec, 8min46
«The Visit » is an observation documentary focusing on the phenomenon of tourism in World War II prison camp ruins. Although you’d expect those ruins-turned-tomuseums to be peaceful and silent, they happen to be some of most popular tourist attraction in Poland.
White Christmas, Jeremy Drummond, 1998, Canada, 1min32
A music video for Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” featuring mechanical children involved in sexually-induced activities, as found on display in a mall in London, Ontario.
Lucky Girl, Alexandra Grimanis, 2009, Québec, 4min50
Moments in our lives that seem insignificant at the time they occur can stay with us for years, if not forever. We are haunted by what could have been, what small differences may have changed the outcome of these moments and maybe our entire lives. Lucky Girl recalls one such moment – a moment that was simple but could have turned out very differently.
An Objective Measure of Arousal, Frédéric Moffet, 2001, États-Unis, 6 min
An Objective Measure of Arousal is an inquiry into the world of clinics specializing in the treatment of sexual offenders, primarily focusing on the methodology involved in the assessment of patients.
Plastic Sex, Pierre Ayotte, 1990, Québec, 5min40
Big Jim and Marilyn are inflatable dolls. They escape from their sex shop and once in the intimacy of their “Elvis room,” do everything you have ever wanted to know about sex but have never dared view on cassette.
Not to be taken seriously and definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Petit Jésus, Donigan Cumming, 1999, Québec, 3min02
On Christmas eve, a man alone finds someone he can talk to.
The Creationnists, Pascal Lièvre, 2006, France, 8min10
Pascal Lièvre remakes the way he supposed creationnists would do, a famous scene of the movie The Exorcist Directed by William Friedkin. Instead of being possessed by the devil, the little girl is this time possessed by Darwin and two priests exorcize her.
Recyclage, Laëtitia Bourget, 1999, France, 3 min
A demonstration that involves the recycling of excrement to turn it into decorative objects. An ironic stance concerning the duality of the being which houses both the body and spirit, aligned with the contrast between abject material and art object.