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GET ANIMATED: PIERRE HEBERT LIVE PERFORMANCE

FRI, OCT 30 / 7 pm
FREE ADMISSION
* Please note that this performance will be in the WFG Studio, 3rd floor above Cinematheque

Pioneer Quebec animator Pierre Hébert will give a live performance of two separate animated works: the incredibly imaginative Only the Hand, which he has performed around the world and the premiere of his brand new work Animation Exercise.

ONLY THE HAND
(in English, French and Ojibway)
Hebert works with dry erase markers on a small light table (a process of constantly drawing and erasing). Through this process Hebert will animate the sentence “Only the hand that erases can write the true thing,” which is then projected into three separate images in the language of Ojibway, French and English. Hebert travels around the world giving performances of this work translated into the languages of each region he visits.
ANIMATION EXERCISE
Pierre’s second performance Animation Exercise is done manually on a white board with a dry erase felt pen. Each of the drawings is recorded in a very short digital buffer so that after the 16th drawing, every new drawing overrides the oldest of the existing images in the loop. As a result, this set of 16 images is changing and renewing itself very quickly, constantly heading in new unexpected directions.

About Pierre Hébert

Right from his first film in 1962, self taught Pierre Hébert has been experimenting with the animation technique of engraving images directly on 16 mm or 35 mm processed black film. After working at the National Film Board of Canada from 1965 until the end of 1999, he then pursued his career as an independent artist and filmmaker. From 1996 to 1999, he was producer and director of the Animation/Youth studio of the French program of the NFB. He was first known for his abstract experimental films dealing with perception phenomena (Op hop, Opus 3, Around perception, Fundamentals of genetics). Later, although he always kept an experimental approach, his films became more socially and politically involved (Entre chiens et loup, Memories of war).

Hébert has won many awards including the Albert Tessier Award (Quebec Goverment Award for Cinema) for Life time Achievement and the Best Quebec Feature in 1996 for his animated film for La Plante Humaine. He has taught animation at various universities as well as doing much writing for cinema and art magazines.

GET ANIMATED!

70 years, 70 Oscar® nominations: It’s in a festive spirit that the National Film Board of Canada presents the third edition of Get Animated!, a series of free screenings and activities marking World Animation Day. Watch the NFB’s latest animated films on the big screen, attend special presentations with Oscar®-winner Chris Landreth (Ryan) and twice Oscar®-nominated Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back)… and enjoy a host of other activities! Don’t miss the NFB’s online film festival programmed exclusively for Get Animated!
For more info, visit nfb.ca/getanimated

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