MANIF D’ART 4 – TOI/YOU La rencontre

La biennale de Québec
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    at the Visual Arts Gallery of the University of Laval

    Manif d’art presents
    La programmation vidéo Toi/You, The Meeting
    April 24 to May 14, 2008

    Opening April 24 at 5 p.m

    Université Laval: Visual Arts Gallery
    La Fabrique, 295 boulevard Charest Est
    Wednesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.



    Photo : © Nancy Belzile
    L’insondable et la part du mythe, 2007
    Nancy Belzile (Montréal, Québec)
    Animated film
    Strange and singular sequences. Characters that go looking for black masses, indefinable seas of ink, like abyssal fluids. Moving images whose chopped narration evokes the mysteries of eroticism and a phantasmal universe. Charm, attraction, resistance…



    Photo : © Mathieu Latulippe
    Actions bescherelliènes #2, 2007-2008 Mathieu Latulippe (Montréal, Québec)
    Would Bescherelle agree with this endeavour to outwit common sense and give rise to the unforeseen? Like in the theatre of the absurd, Actions bescherelliènes #2 is a video that seeks to question the fake and overplayed side of our relationships. It takes the form of a guessing game that creates fictional interaction between the virtual character and the spectator.



    Flying Deutchman, 2006 Marion Mahu (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)
    She is interested in Gombrowicz, Beckett, Camus… In non-sense, in the absurd that makes up our human nature. Here, a man and a woman find themselves engaged in confrontation and thoroughly confused. They want to spit at each other, and they pitifully fail…


    Photo : © Alix Pearlstein
    All Day and a Night, 2005
    Alix Pearlstein (New-York, États-Unis)
    In prison talk, All day and a night means a life without parole. The story takes place in an installation by Simon Foreman. The interior of an intensely lighted white cube is seen from a small window. Four characters take their places. One acts as a guide while the others seem engaged in various therapeutic experiments. The entry of a fifth character upsets the rhythm of these enigmatic exchanges.


    Photo : © Simone Stoll
    Missing You, 2007
    Simone Stoll (Francfort, Allemagne)
    In the absence of one’s lover an insupportable solitude gives way to scenes of private solitude in its raw state. The body becomes the medium with which to express a fragile psychology. In an area beyond words, desire and lack trigger the urgency to reinvent one’s self-image.