For this edition of the 2012-13 Data : Salon series, the event will be presented alongside “Looking through Time,” a scholarly colloquium organised by McGill University’s Moving Image Research Laboratory (MIRL). The Data : Salon will happen at Eastern Bloc, New Media Production & Exhibition Centre.
The projects will also specially be presented on the 29th and 30th of November 2012, from 12pm to 5pm, in order to coincide with the dates of the colloquium “Looking through Time.”
Alexandre Larose presents “Aller/Retour”, a film installation and performance whereby Larose sequentially activates four 16mm film projectors. Because all the projectors do not run exactly at the specified rate of twenty-four frames per second, Larose occasionally stops one of the four projectors to maintain the tension in the film loop. The visual sequence created by Larose was made by layering directly inside the camera (by superimposition) circular paths of a cyclist on the Kondiaronk Belvédère of the Mont-Royal. To simulate the continuous motion and to close the film loop, Larose optically printed the photographed sequence and generated a cross dissolve when the cyclist is about to reach the end of the path. The performance ends when Larose shuts down each projector one after the other.
Paul Raphaël and Félix Lajeunesse present “Kobe”, a 3D video, which was shot during a twenty-day stay in Igloolik and its neighbouring regions. The principal subject is the daily life of Kobe: a ten year old Inuit boy. The video follows Kobe playing with his friends, on a hunting expedition, preparing food, etc. The montage itself is composed of a series of forty long-duration (ranging from 30 seconds to 2 minutes) shots with no camera movement. The sequence is arranged chronologically, though the narrative effect of the chronology is only apparent upon viewing a considerable portion of the film.
For its third consecutive year, the Data : Salon series invites current and potential members of Eastern Bloc to present a recent project or work-in-progress. From September 2012 to June 2013, the bi-monthly events, informal and open in nature, allow for direct and immediate feedback with the public. Participating artists are given access to the centre’s exhibition space, our technical resources, the team’s expertise and a range of documentation services and marketing tools. The artists are invited to submit their proposals in the field of New Media (audio/video installation, A/V performance, sound performance, interactive practices) throughout the 2012 – 2013 season. For more information:http://www.easternbloc.ca/
This particular Data : Salon is produced in conjunction with the scholarly colloquium “Looking through Time,” taking place from the 28th to the 30th of November 2012 and organised by McGill University’s Moving Image research Laboratory (MIRL). The topical focus of “Looking through time” is “temporality, presence, and the moving image”, in other words, the subjective experience of time and the impact of moving images on this dimension of a spectator’s viewing experience. The purpose of “Looking through time” is to consolidate recent graduate research on temporality and the moving image from several local Humanities departments and to bring this research into dialogue with the work of local emerging artists whose projects open new trajectories for research on temporality and spectatorship.
Eastern Bloc wishes to thank the CALQ and the CAM for their operating funding and the Forum Jeunesse de l’Île de Montréal for their project funding through the FRIJ program.