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Light Plays

Anne-Marie Bouchard / 2017 / 7 min. / Canada / FSD

Synopsis

Old footage from 16mm film is scratched, drawn upon, and experimentally animated with a quantum dots solution. The film seems at first about sound, the moon, and exotic birds, but it is, for me, more about narration, experimentation, and playfulness.

Cast & Crew

  • Editor : Anne-Marie Bouchard
  • Music : Lyne Goulet
  • Data transfer : John Gledhill
  • Advisor : Pr. Claudine Allen

Genre

Experimental

Topics

Science and technology

Biography

Anne-Marie Bouchard graduated in Film Production from Concordia University, Montréal in 1995 and earned an M.A. in Arts Visuels degree from Université Laval, Québec in 1999. Since then, she directed several experimental videos and installations. Her work is about exploring the mysteries and wonders of the world and questioning the way we perceive and analyze it. To sense, to feel, to be immersed, and to question: her cinema is poetry.
Her work has been shown in festivals like Chicago International Music and Movies Festival, Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Montréal), Les Instants Vidéo de Marseille (France), Cinema on the Bayou (Louisiane), San Diego Underground Film Festival, International Film Festival Ireland, Traverse Video (Toulouse, France), Les instants vidéo (Marseille, France), amongst others.

Festivals

- 2017 -
In Competition | Altered Aesthetics Film Festival, USA
In Competition | Fantasia Film Festival, Canada
In Competition | Animaze, Canada
In Competition | Women Art Film Festival, Australia
Special Screening | Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec
In Competition | Les Instants Vidéo, France
In Competition | Analogica Film Festival, Italie

- 2018 -
Special Screening | Plein(s) Écran(s), Canada
In Competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In Competition | Manchester Film Festival, UK
In Competition | Traverse Vidéo, France
In Competition | Another Experiment, USA
Special Screening | Courts d'un Soir, Canada
In Competition | Bogota Experimental Film Festival, Colombia
In Competition | Concrete Dream Film Festival, USA
Special Screening | GIV-Vidéos de femmes, Canada
In Competition | Wiz-Art, Ukraine
Special Screening | Les Percéides, Canada
In Competition | Winnipeg Film art and Video Festival, Canada
In Competition | Antimatter, UK
In Competition | Locomocion, Mexico
In Competition | Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK
In Competition | The Unforeseen International Experimental Film Festival, Serbia
In Competition | The Festival of (In)appropriation, USA
In Competition | Festival Tous Courts, France

- 2019 -
In Competition | Cinema on the Bayou, USA
In Competition | RISC, France
In Competition | London Experimental, UK
In Competition | Stockholm Independant Film Festival, Sweden
In Competition | Moviate Underground Film Festival, USA

Festivals

Experimental video artist, I work with video and film as visual and audio matter. I question the way we are constructed as individuals, the way we grasp and perceive the world through the constant narrative we tell ourselves. Reality has no narrative at first, it is just there - until we, humans, attempt to make sense out of it with language and linearity. I seek to think differently, to express the world through another process. I organize my work in a poetic structure, where I appeal first to the senses, then to the intellectual associations of a non-narrative editing form. My work is about exploring the mysteries and wonders of the world and questioning the way we perceive and analyze it.
Like a scientist, I begin any project with a hypothesis. I collect data: images and sounds. Then I analyze and organize it through editing. I believe in pure research, in science as well as in the arts. The result might not be commercial or industrial, but it brings light and beauty in the world, and it helps make sense out of it.

 

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