Calibrage sous deviance: Where contemporary art and cinema meet

Monday, October 3, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. Musée de la civilisation.

As part of Calibrage sous déviance, Antitube is teaming up with Regart, an artist-run center, to show a series of film showcasing the savoir-faire and audacity of contemporary filmmakers. Our program kicks off with Sud, by Chantal Akerman, who came to film recently by way of the visual arts. Sud walks the line between experimental film, video art, and traditional narrative film. It is noteworthy that those films that stake out the most radical formal ground also propose a geopolitical discourse—in the case of Sud, a comment on the underlying current of racism in Southern culture in the United States. Curators chose films that push the limits of the expressable or indirectly take on themes of suffering and even destitution using formal techniques that radically distance filmmakers from their subjects. These films bend and refashion cultural traditions and call into question the very bases of human mortality.

Two other programs will be co-presented with Regart as part of Panorama des cinémas du present (Panorama of Current Cinema) on October 11 and 18, 2011.

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October 3, 2011 %u2013 7:30 p.m


Chris Gehman and Roberto Ariganello, Canada, 2000, 15 min., 16 mm.

An animated collage that pays tribute to medieval plastic and literary sensibilities, creating a ludic space where mysticism and poetry coexist. The work attains coherence by drawing unlikely and paradoxical connections.



Chantal Akerman, Belgium, 1998, 71 min., Beta SP.

A trip to the southern U.S. still haunted by the murder of James Byrd Jr., lynched by three young white men. Chantal Akerman breaks new ground here: conceptual filmmaking based on a formal approach more typical of contemporary visual art.

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