Lèvres bleues / Blue Lips
Philippe HamelinCanada / 2020 / 8' 18''
Cinema SC, 11:00 h
Theatre &TD, 22:00 h
In Blue Lips, Philippe Hamelin was interested in using CGI as a reconstructive tool – in this case to reconstruct a lover’s memory. The story comes from a collection of accounts told by strangers who the artist met on dating sites in 2008. The memory takes form through matter, objects, movement and the senses. In the animation, human mechanisms and machinery are placed in parallel while the apparatus of narrative mechanics is explored. There is a crossover between the human being’s interior movement (feelings) and their movement in space. The dramatic expectations too often linked to representations of love between two men are derailed.
Philippe Hamelin’s artistic practice spans visual arts, filmmaking and experimental video, and mainly takes the form of installation, single-channel video, and computer-generated animation. He is particularly interested in exploring different possibilities of videographic or spatial montage. Since 2001, his work has been shown in galleries and at numerous festivals in Canada and around the world. Hamelin studied film studies at the Université de Montréal and has a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University.
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