Looking Through Time: Temporality and Presence Effects in Recent Moving Image Arts
Moving Image Research Lab, McGill University
Looking through time is a one-day event designed to foster a focused investigation of how moving image technologies alter the subjective experience of time. Graduate students from three Montreal Universities will deliver papers and workshop research projects. Topics include the viewing subject’s temporal orientation in relation to the unfolding of television narratives, imbrications of memory, cinematic materiality, and embodied experience in contemporary art, and the mnemonics and circulation of repertoires of violence in digital games and documentary film. Alexandre Larose will also present his 35mm experimental film Brouillard (c. 2011-2012), a work exploring the sedimentation of movement in celluloid.
The Moving Image Research Lab will host the event on Friday November 30th from 12:30pm to 5:30pm, with a 5 à 7 to follow. Registration for the event is free and will include coffee, mid-afternoon snacks, and a catered reception. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to reserve your place. Participants are welcome to gather for coffee at 12:00pm in room B55F (basement) of McGill’s Arts Building. The presentations begin at 12:30pm in room B46D (basement) McGill’s Leacock Building. Attendees are also encouraged to attend Data:Salon II at Eastern Bloc (November 28th at 7pm, with a performance at 8pm) for a presentation and discussion of works by the artists involved in “Looking through time”.
Full program details are available at here.
Data:Salon II with Alexandre Larose / Paul Raphaël & Félix Lajeunesse
Eastern Bloc Center for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art
In conjunction with “Looking through time”, Eastern Bloc will be hosting a Data:Salon with filmmakers Alexandre Larose and the duo Paul Raphaël & Félix Lajeunesse. The Data:Salon series is designed to provide emerging artists with a venue through which to present recent projects, or work-in-progress, and to gain immediate feed back from the interested public. Alexandre Larose will be presenting and performing a four-channel 16mm experimental film installation titled Aller/Retour. Larose performs the installation by running a single loop of film through all four projectors. Constantly monitoring the tension in the loop, Larose lets the film cascade across four frames, each image lagging slightly behind the other. Paul Raphaël & Félix Lajeunesse will be presenting a 3D video titled Kobe shot in Igloolik, Nunavut. A contemplative portrait of daily life, Kobe uses stereoscopic 3D to create moving image tableau with depths and volumes that fluctuate and emerge as the eye wanders through fixed long shots.
Data: Salon II will be opening on November 28th at 7pm with presentations and a performance at 8pm. The works will be installed on both the 29th and 30th from 12pm to 5pm in order to coincide with “Looking through time”.