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FIFA Expérimental - Portraits

FIFA Expérimental — Portraits

FIFA EXPERIMENTAL is an out-of-competition, by-invitation section of the festival programmed by visual and media arts curator Nicole Gingras.
After three editions in virtual mode, FIFA EXPERIMENTAL returns with a program of exclusively in-person screenings. This decision was prompted by the desire to celebrate forms of cinema in which the physical dimension of the visual and aural experience is felt most fully when projected on a large screen, in a theatre, with an audience.
Four programs have been assembled so as to suggest — and in some cases provoke — thematic, formal, structural, technical, symbolic, oneiric, philosophical and political correspondences among the works chosen. This selection puts the accent on innovative approaches to film and video according to three major axes: creative processes, modes of collaboration between artists in the production of a work, and materiality of sounds and images.

The FIFA Experimental – Portraits program is based on the notion of portraiture, developed in collaboration with the person who is the core or the subject of the film. Two filmmakers offer an expanded understanding of this concept. Alexandre Larose has filmed his parents over the course of several years, developing cinematic tableaux that depict everyday gestures/​actions; in this recent work shot in a house in northwest Iceland, the central figure is his father. French artist and filmmaker Éric Baudelaire, meanwhile, focuses on the avant-garde composer Alvin Curran. In both films, presence is evoked rather than described or narrated. The relationship between the protagonist and the place with which he is associated is crucial for aesthetic, emotional, symbolic, philosophical and political reasons.

II. – Alexandre Larose. Canada. 2022. 15 min. Without sound.
When There Is No More Music to Write, and Other Roman Stories – Éric Baudelaire. France. 2022. 59 min. English. French subtitles.
Director Alexandre Larose, Éric Baudelaire

In Partnership with


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Saturday, march 18, 2023, 05:00 p.m. — 07:00 p.m.

In the same session

Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell

Saturday, march 18, 2023, 05:00 p.m.

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