The 40th EDITION of the FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA is here - free events at the FNC Lab start tonight!

2011-10-13 14:25 by Kier-La Janisse

The 40th EDITION of the FESTIVAtl_files/images/films/OpticalMachines2.jpgL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA is here! Check out these FREE events at the FNC Lab!
 
Optical Machines / Netherlands
Preceded by Daniel Oniszeczko & Philippe Léonard – Operating Theatre

OCT 18 | 21H00 | QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL (AGORA HYDRO QUÉBEC DU COEUR DES SCIENCES DE L’UQÀM)
 
Audiovisual performance: (SHIFT)
With surgical precision, the Dutch music duo Optical Machines combine light patterns with an electronic soundtrack to create hypnotic live performances. In their show (SHIFT), they use an ingenious homemade device to generate strobe-like light patterns of varying intensity. The result is a kind of Pandora’s box, where images and sounds are produced, manipulated and mixed on the spot, creating interactive patterns. Rikkert Brok invents the one-of-a-kind optical machines that immerse the audience in a laboratory-like playground. Maarten Halmans, who has been making electronic music since the 1990s, has developed a keen interest in analog synthesizers, which he modifies or builds from scratch (www.artefacts.nl).
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ZAPRUDER FILMMAKERSGROUP – SPELL
OCT 21 | 21H | QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL (AGORA HYDRO QUÉBEC DU COEUR DES SCIENCES
DE L’UQÀM)
 
SPELL
Stereoscopic film & performance
 
The Spell project has been designed as a multiform work divided into 3D short films, audiovisual installations and a concert/performance. "Spell" refers to an incantation or magic charm, but it also means a short period of time. Duality, or double meaning, is the common denominator of all the Spell works.
 
The Hypnotist Dog
Italie | 2011 | 20 min. | HD stéréoscopique (3D)
 
Oscar is a dog with paranormal powers: those seated in front of him fall asleep, having been relieved of their daily problems. The dog has chosen Werner Hirsch as his master and medium.
 
Suite
Concert for table tennis | performance
 
This sound performance is linked to the previous scene, The Hypnotist Dog. Sound is decanted from one to the next, serving as a sort of ritual exhuming of cinematic tableaux that are brought back to life and re-embodied. The performance features a stalemated table tennis match. The tempo and rhythm of the "suite" is linked to the proximity of the players during their rally. The Spell concert was inspired by the telepathic experiments of American parapsychologist Charles Honorton, specifically his Ganzfeld method of sensory deprivation. The subject intended to receive a mental message is placed in isolation in a room, with two halves of a ping-pong ball over his or her eyes, and made to listen to monotonous white noise through headphones. Honorton asserted that the resulting disorientation would enable messages to be transmitted telepathically. (FREE)
 
Zapruder Filmmakersgroup: Based in Roncofreddo (FC) Italy, ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup was formed in 2000 by David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi and Monaldo Moretti. Zapruder's work creeps into the interstitial area between visual, performance and cinematographic arts; audiovisual outputs driven by an ongoing challenge to language and medium that give rise to what the group defines as "Chamber Cinema", a sort of incarnated and tactile cinema, as well as a form of incorporeal theatre. Since 2005, the group has been exploring and employing stereoscopic techniques in its production of films and installations.
A significant part of Zapruder's work has taken place within the context of Italian experimental theatre throughout collaborations with Motus, Fanny & Alexander and Romeo Castellucci/Societas Raffaello Sanzio.
 
Zapruder' works have been shown in many leading festivals and venues including Biennale del Cinema di Venezia, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Steirischer Herbst Graz, Centre Pompidou Paris, Transmediale Berlin, Netmage Bologna, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, StadtKino Wien, Biennale de l'image en mouvement Ginevra, Milanesiana, Santarcangelo Festival, Contemporanea Festival Prato, Kunsten Festival des Arts Bruxelles, Uovo Festival Milano, Festival d'Avignon, Art Fall Ferrara. Among awards: Premio "Lo Straniero" 2010 ?for the hybrid and non- commercial nature of their Chamber Cinema' that makes this venture a meaningful example of resistance and radicalness'', Werkleitz Award at 48° Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2002, Premio Riccione TTV Performing Arts on Screen, 2006. Authors and directors of Zapruder' projects are David Zamagni and Nadia Ranocchi.
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OTHER PERFORMANCES & INSTALLATIONS in the FNC Lab section
during Festival du Nouveau cinéma :
 
PIERRE HÉBERT & LORI FREEDMAN – 49 FLIES + JURGEN REBLE & THOMAS KONER –
MATERIA OBSCURA

OCT 13 | 21H | QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL (AGORA HYDRO QUÉBEC DU COEUR DES SCIENCES
DE L'UQÀM)
 
OCT 16 | 21H | QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL (AGORA HYDRO QUÉBEC DU COEUR DES SCIENCES
DE L'UQÀM)
 
THE EMPTY CITY – REBECCA ADORNO
Interactive sound installation | EASTERN BLOC
 
FULL MOON – DANIEL IREGUI
Audiovisual interactive installation | QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES
 
For more information, contact:
 
Ralitsa Doncheva
rdoncheva@nouveaucinema.ca
 
or visit:
nouveaucinema.ca
 

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