The POST-AUDIO_DVD project is a compilation of audiovisual projects created by Montreal-based artists. It is a testimony to a bourgeoning practice that combines sound and moving images. Though this is in no way an exhaustive presentation, it does, however propose a panorama by presenting a variety of artistic approaches that bear the singular stamp of their creators.
Production : Agence TOPO
• Artistic Director: Gennaro De Pasquale
• Project Director: Michel Lefebvre
• Authoring: Guy Asselin
• Texts: Bernard Schütze
• Print Design: Sébastien Cliche
• Daniel Olson
• Gennaro De Pasquale
• Jean-Sébastien Roux
• Pascal Grandmaison
• Jérôme Minière
• Gabriel Coutu-Dumont
• Marc Leclair
The photographers’ collective, FOVEA, is a group of 20 Montreal artists/photographers who operate jointly a collective workspace, darkroom and exhibition room.
Founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization, Fovea had evolved from the Atelier VOX, a collective created in 1985 by the founding members of Vox Populi and having produced, over the years, various photographic exhibits in Montreal and abroad.
Fovea’s continuing mission to exhibit photography in public spaces began in 1995 with a series of photographic street posters shown in Montreal (Mois de la Photo 1995 and 1997) and in Scotland (Fotofeis 1997).
The autumn 2001, Fovea presented Villeneneuve Tour. Highlighted within Montréal’s Mois de la Photo 2001, thirteen artists invested the shops and environment of the Villeneuve Street neighbourhood, in Montréal, with photographic images and installations.
In January and February 2002, work from Fovea appeared in the interior showcases at the gallery of the Moser Arts Gallery, University of St-Francis, in Joliet, Illinois.
During two years (2003-2005), Fovea developed the project So close / Tout près, exhibited in Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) and Montréal.
This DVD proposes a cinematographic approach combining the contemplative gaze we traditionnally fix upon a painting or a photographic still, with the dynamic responsive way we view movies. This ghostly gathering of mutable figures is the first feature-lenght picture by John Oswald, the infamous perpetrator of Plunderphonics. Includes a bonus multilingual soundtrack CD.
• Director : John Oswald
• Photography : John Oswald
• Scout : Julie Galibois
• Graphist : John Oswald and Émile Morin
• Video edition : David Michaud
• Instigator : Émile Morin
• Coordinators : Claudine Moquin et Marie-FranceThérien
• Producer : Avatar 2003
OHM éditions, Avatar, 2004
Through four characters and four imaginary spaces, My Calling Figure, Walker of the Flat Tower, La Zani and La FemmeVolcan, this interactive piece on cd-rom explores, in a intimist way, the creation of personal mythologies and multples subjectivities, as questionning notions of origin, belonging and distance.
• Conception, direction and production
Frédérick A. Belzile
With the financial support of the Canada Arts Council and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Marie Tyrell is a fictional activist and revolutionary on death row. Based on a 1974 short story by DM Fraser, the film weaves mutiple view points. Watch the narrative drama, then click the video to interrogate the politics, authorship and production of this DVD.
• Direction and edition :
Patrick «Flick» Harrison
• Soundtrack : Landscape Body Machine
Patrick «Flick» Harrison
produced with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.
25 minutes (short film) 16:9 colour + 1.5 hours of documentary footage
Price: 30 $ CAN
A do-it yourself movie about identity, belonging and things we desire. It consists in two stories: four generations of Irish Jewish heritage played against four decades of lesbian life. With a combination of text and QT movies, Mixed Greens explores articulations of identity across sexual and ethnic lines.
• Concept, Design, Writing and Direction: Michelle Citron
• Music: Amnon Wolman
• Creative Direction: Jim Ferolo
Michelle Citron, 2004
Original English Version Macintosh™ and Windows™
This work is part of the third in a series of interactive narratives. See also : As American as an Apple Pie (1999) and Cocktails and Appetizers (2001).