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Rhayne Vermette & Bret Parenteau

Canada | 2019 | 11 min
Presented only in theatres

This short film is the outcome of a close collaboration between filmmaker Rhayne Vermette and sound artist Bret Parenteau. The video was made by filming the ruins of a photocopied architectural model. The audio was designed using deconstructed tape recordings, collaged together to make sound loops, mostly of piano. The titles of the pieces are Solitary & Solace and Partners Gazed in Admiration. Smoke offers an experience of a space of metamorphoses that is animated and then dissolves, paradoxically, in light. A sequence of highly contrasting, increasingly abstract images enters into dialogue with a soundtrack rich in sonic materials and textures. The experience is optical, aural and physical.

This film is part of the FIFA EXPERIMENTAL section program PROJECTIONS.
Director Rhayne Vermette & Bret Parenteau
Artist Rhayne & Bret Vermette & Parenteau

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.


Rhayne Vermette & Bret Parenteau

Rhayne Vermette & Bret Parenteau

Bret Parenteau is a sound artist from Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 Territory and Historic Métis Nation Homeland. Primarily performing under his B.P. moniker, he is head of the Makade Star label. A tape label solely focused on local experimental artists present and past. He helped compose the soundtrack to Métis filmmaker Rhayne Vermette’s Ste. Anne” (2021). Parenteau has released a steady amount of work across Canada, US & internationally.

Rhayne Vermette was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. It was while studying architecture at the University of Manitoba, that she fell into the practices of image making and storytelling. Primarily self taught, Rhayne’s films are opulent collages of fiction, animation, documentary, reenactments and divine interruption. Her work has screened internationally and highlights screenings at the Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar Del Plata IFF, Viennale, Jeonju IFF, Valdivia International FIlm Festival and DocumentaMadrid.

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