November 20

NEW CARTOGRAPHY: Digital Humanities and Realities

Lysanne Thibodeau (Curator)

Neutral Ground and SOIL are pleased to present a two-day screening of films on tour from Vidéographe, Montréal, curated by Lysanne Thibodeau.

Friday, November 20, 8:00 p.m. (reception to follow.)
Saturday, November 21, 12:00 p.m. (all day matinee.)

Curatorial Statement | Curator's Bio | About Vidéographe | Programme

Curatorial Statement

NEW CARTOGRAPHY: DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND REALITIES

Today’s digital universe permeates our daily lives, but for moving image creators it has opened up the way to new forms of expression and new artistic genres. This series of programmes assembles some of Vidéographe’s recent acquisitions which explore some of these new narrative territories resulting from technical experimentation and aesthetic research.

This hybrid programming consists of 24 rich works of art, filmed on film or HD, gathered into six thematic chapters dealing with identity, war, exile, culture andtechnology. In a single programme, varied genres reveal a mix of approaches; alongside documentary you will find experimental fiction, filmic essays and various animation techniques.

Produced by new as well as accomplished artists, women and men of various experiences and backgrounds, these films trace a clear portrait of the world in which we live. Their visions dark or luminous, absurd or playful characterise well our era and act as a mirror, reflecting our own perceptions and questionings.

To encourage the local public and those from abroad, almost half of the works are without dialogue, the others are in French, English, Spanish or Mandarin, all subtitled. These Digital Humanities and Realities will travel within America, in Europe and in Asia. They will be presented in cinematheques, museums, artist centres and universities. The presence of the artists and the curator will facilitate an exchange with the public and will be the opportunity to spark a dialogue about current media art practices and to identify new directions.