From 10 am to 10 pm – Free Entrance
This special screening shows on a loop the works of eleven Quebec artists on the theme of "motion," understood in two senses: as movement and as a proposal. The concept of motion takes into consideration the energy that activates as well as the principle that motivates.
This double raison d'être initiates often absurd or even preposterous processes and actions in the works exhibited, a sort of infernal circle that directs our attention to the planetary issue of food and energy production. Their reserve supply, which is not always renewable, becomes a test zone crying out for inventive alternatives. Destruction and death, nourishment and survival: the motion that has now become urgent at the intersection of these inescapable realities is borne by artists and their observation of today's world.
- Jean-Pierre Aubé, Electrosmog Venezia, 2015
- Patrick Bernatchez, Chap. 1 (pulsion), excerpt from the movie LOST IN TIME, 2015
- BGL, Rapides et dangereux [Fast and Dangerous], 2005
- Caroline Boileau, Inner Turmoil, 2014
- Michel de Broin, Shared Propulsion Car, 2007
- Pascal Grandmaison, Devant moi, 2014
- Nelson Henricks, Countdown, 2007 / Satellite, 2004
- Myriam Laplante Ricochet, 2014
- Eduardo Menz, not with a bang but a whimper, 2013
- Nadia Myre, Portrait in Motion, 2001-2002
- Chih-Chien Wang, Shaore and Bonbons, 2012
This program has been produced by La Fabrique d’expositions, Montreal and Galerie de l’UQAM
This screening is presented in presented in partnership with REEL CANADA in the framework of National Canadian Film Day, celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial.