Rivière au tonnerre / Thunder River
Pierre HébertCanada / 2011 / 7' 56''
Europa Cinema, 22:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 22:00 h
An intense exercise of looking at a rockface shot near the waterfalls of Thunder River, on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence river. A meditation about opacity, about the fissures that can open up anything, any situation on the infinity of meaning. It is the ontological moment, the moment of pure seeing, amongst the episodes of the Places and Monumentsseries that is a project of exploration of the fissures that crack any banal scene of daily life.
Right from his first film in 1962, Histoire verte, Pierre Hébert has been experimenting with the animation technique of engraving images directly onto 16mm or 35mm processed black film. In the eighties, he has developed a new type of performance involving "live" animation scratched directly on a film loop while it is rolling in a projector, usually associated with improvised music and occasionally with dance. He is currently expanding this live animation practice with the use of computers. From 1993 to 1995, he was president of La Cinémathèque Québecoise, and has also been teaching animation and writing for cinema and art magazines. In August 2010, he was granted an honorary professorship by the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. In 2011, he became president of the board of the artist-run video center Videographe, in Montreal. His most recent films are The Statue of Giordano Bruno (co-dir: Bob Ostertag 2005), Herqueville (2007), Triptych (2009), Praha-Florenc (2009), Place Carnot-Lyon (2011).
categoriesGrand Competition 1