OF VERTIGO & RUINS: REFRACTIONS IN AVANT-GARDE CINEMA at Slovenian Cinematheque
OF VERTIGO & RUINS REFRACTIONS IN AVANT-GARDE CINEMA
The architecture of bodies and matter explode into pieces and parts. Under the grace of vertigo and euphoria without possible return the anchor point is in the skies and cinema is dismantled and devastated in ashes. Windows' jealousies folded back in front of collapsed mirrors. The winter's roads are long on territories of dislodge beacons. The pilgrims are tough. Of cinemas built on erotic prayers and short-circuits of the magnetic poles.
The film programs spread over the 1968-2010 period. The practice of certain artists is close to music, Karl Lemieux is projectionist artist for Godspeed You! Black Emperor, whereas Lysanne Thibodeau collaborates with Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten) for her short film. Etienne O'Leary films had been influential during the '66-'68 underground effervescence and a huge influence on Pierre Clementi's films.
Artists screened in the program have built a solid work in the avant-garde and experimental film field and are refractory and luminously culled from the Canadian undergrounds.
Trains - Karl Lemieux / 2010 / Canada / 5 min
Bad Blood for the Vampyr - Lysanne Thibodeau / 1984 / Germany–Canada / 22 min Essai à la mille – Jean-Claude Labrecque / 1970 / Canada / 7 min
Chromo Sud - Étienne O’Leary / 1968 / France–Canada / 21 min
perhaps/ We – Solomon Nagler / 2003 / Poland-Canada / 11 min
La prière génitale - Serge de Cotret / 2009 / Canada / 7 min
La nuit obscure - Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt / 2011 / Canada / 29 min
Ville Marie - Alexandre Larose / 2006-2010 / Canada / 12 min
total program lenght : 114 minutes / presentation with intermission
After the screening, Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt will present his work and the films.
The Institute for Exploratory Cinemas (ICPCE) mandate is to promote and diffuse the various shapes of avant-garde cinema, video and digital arts. For this purpose, it organizes screening programmes of essential works for the comprehension in the development of exploratory cinemas and/or in the awakening of actual position of atypical cinematographic practices. Moreover, it organizes meetings around nontraditional and adventurous cinematographic experiments to reinforce the dazzling force and revelation of the cinematograph of the origins. Further, it publishes DVD, books or digital documents of works and studies throwing a lighting glance on the strength of the re-conquered margins and the occupation of the subterranean cinematographic art.