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FIFA Expérimental - Projections

FIFA Expérimental — Projections

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 – Projections program offers a panorama of potential links between sound and image. Among the seven works by artists, filmmakers and video artists, each of who is sensitive to the exploratory modes of the moving image and sound, we note the artists’ attention to the materiality and sensuality of the medium they chose: Moonrise by Vincent Grenier, Sans moi by Annie St-Jean, Smoke by Rhayne Vermette and Bret Parenteau, Cave Painting by Siegfried U. Fruhauf, and These problems are multiplied by the difficulty I have in front of a tape recorder by Steve Bates, who explores the tactile qualities of analog tape recording and sound. This panorama would be incomplete without works on 16mm and 35mm film: REEL TO REEL, a rich and puzzling diptych by Stefano Canapa in collaboration with composer and improviser Jérôme Noetinger, and La noirceur souterraine des racines, a triptych by Charles-André Coderre that takes a deep dive into the heart of matter, the invisible life of plants, and the nourishing earth.

Moonrise – Vincent Grenier. Canada, United States. 2022. 4 min 40 s. No dialogue.
Sans moi – Annie St-Jean. Canada. 2021. 4 min. French.
Smoke – Rhayne Vermette, Bret Parenteau. Canada. 2019. 10 min 58 s. No dialogue.
Cave Painting – Siegfried U. Fruhauf. Austria. 2023. 14 min 30 s. No dialogue.
These problems are multiplied by the difficulty I have in front of a tape recorder – Steve Bates. Canada. 2022. 3 min 42 s. No dialogue.
REEL TO REEL – The Sound Drifts + Jérôme Noetinger – Stefano Canapa. France. 2020. 20 min. No dialogue.
La noirceur souterraine des racines – Charles-André Coderre. Canada. 2023. 10 min. No dialogue.
Director Vincent Grenier, Annie St-Jean, Rhayne Vermette, Siegfried U. Fruhauf, Steve Bates, Stefano Canapa, Charles-André Coderre

In Partnership with


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Friday, march 17, 2023, 08:15 p.m. — 10:30 p.m.

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