Data : Salon XXII
11 December 2013, 19:00 - 22:00
- MICHAEL MERSEREAU
- KATE BOUCHARD
“Fear Eats the Soul” is an electronic interpretation of Rainer Fassbinder’s film “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.” In the two most basic forms of transmission by light and sound, a program runs the subtitles of the film, converting text to Morse code as two obstacle lights. The duration of the piece can take up to 10 hours plus from start to finish over a wireless transmission. The result is a digital haunting of old broadcast communications and our intimate conversations. Michael Mersereau is an experimental video, electronics, and sound artist. He graduated with a MFA from Mills College (Oakland, CA) and a BFA from the California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA). Mersereau currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.
“Les filmeurs de Sainte-Cécile” is a video installation that plays on the boundary that exists between documentary and art film. For her project, the artist proposed to 17 children in an introductory class in a school in Villeray to film their environment for a period of 6 months. The images are anything but anonymous having been completely marked by the subjectivity of the “filmmakers.” Placed at the centre of the class, the spectator experiences the viewpoint of the child. Kate Bouchard produces short films in 16 mm and super 8mm that combine documentary and experimental genres in order to question certain notions regarding objectivity and knowledge. She lives in Montreal, QC. And is currently completing her Masters in Experimental Media.