Oct 12, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7pm in the Cinematheque
The Winnipeg Film Group is delighted to host Anne-Marie Bouchard (from Quebec City) who’s currently doing a six-week Artist in Residence in Winnipeg. She will present a retrospective of her work on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7pm in the Cinematheque.
Anne-Marie is a francophone experimental artist, working with video and film. She graduated in Film Production from Concordia University, Montréal in 1995 and earned an M.A. in Arts Visuels degree from Université Laval, Québec in 1999. Since then, she directed several experimental videos and installations where her work has been shown at numerous festivals in Europe, Canada and USA. Her retrospective works span from 1999 to 2017. Like a scientist she organizes and analyzes data, images and sounds. She builds upon concepts, constraints and logic then attempts to translate this organized data into poetry and emotion. Reality has no narrative: the focus of her work seeks to appeal to the senses and the intellectual associations of a non-narrative editing form. Her work explores the mysteries and wonders of the world by questioning the way we perceive and analyze it.
Atteindre la lumiere: intuitions et visions / Reaching for light: intuitions and visions Works by Anne-Marie Bouchard
1. Traversée: interférences / Crossing: interférence
1999, 3 minutes 49, VHS, 4:3
A jazzy and imaginative trip across the Golden Gate Bridge. A colorful landscape that fills the screen with playful distorted digital effects.
2. Tableaux mouvants / Moving painting
2003, 9 minutes 30, DV, 4:3
Five explorations of the visual elements and the poetic qualities of video as a medium: Tame the surface, control the line, play with rhythm, aggravate colours, release the dot.
3. Petites incursions entre les ailes des fées / Peering into the wings of the fairies.
2009, 18 minutes 56, HDV, 4:3
With nostalgic look, the video opens with images of nature which degrades and discolors. In the second part, the images are radically transformed so that they reveal their intimate magic. The images and the sounds are manipulated to create the illusion of fantastic creatures. In the last part, we witness the fairies dance.
4. R_pour ne pas céder d’un pouce / R_don’t give an inch
2014, 9 minutes 42, HD, 16mm, VHS, 16:9
Children explain what resistance means to them. A roller derby team trains. An icebreaker confronts the frozen Saint Lawrence. The film is animated, scratched and damaged. Communication is disturbed by VHS tracking. Bureaucrats wait for the bus. To resist is also to use different means of narration.
5. Échos: transpositions de signal / Echoes: signal transpositions
2015, 11 minutes 32, HD, 16:9
An experimental short that uses environmental videography, animated audio waveforms and an original piano and cello score based on sonar mapping data to take the viewers deep into the landscapes, seascapes, and soundscapes of the St-Lawrence River in Quebec.
6. Jeux de lumière / Light plays
2017, 7 minutes 34, digitized 16mm, 16:9
Old footage from 16mm film is scratched, drawn upon, and experimentally animated with a quantum dots solution. The film seems at first about sound, the moon, and exotic birds, but it’s more about narration, experimentation, and playfulness.
7. Projet en cours / Work in Progress
2017, 5 minutes, 16mm
Winnipeg residency work in progress.