la lumière collective, in collaboration with Zoom out and Hors Champ, presents Yousra Benziane, Alexandre Larose & Danji Buck-Moore on the 9th of february at 7pm.
Films presented in HD, 16mm & 35mm
Filmmakers in attendance
Proposed by la lumière collective, IN SITU is a series that focuses on unique audiovisual works and live sound performances by local artists passionate about cinematic material, experimental moving images and sound art.
Bulletin spécial | Yousra Benziane
2017 | HD | 4 mins 40 secs
Special Bulletin explores the way lines shape our lives.
Nitrate | Yousra Benziane
2019 | HD | 15 mins
When the fireworks inflame the memory of a war survival.
LIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE BY DANJI BUCK-MOORE
930 | Alexandre Larose
2004/2006 | Super 8/16mm to 16mm | 9 mins 50 secs
“(In 930), Larose transforms a CP train tunnel in Quebec City into a dynamic, morphing Rorschach inkblot. Symmetrical waves of light course over arpeggiated piano chords and gradually assume silhouettes. A portal—presumably the train tunnel—rapidly flashes between black and white. This gives way to a burst of light along a train track, which fluctuates like a great flame emanating out from a nearing horizon. (…) Through its increased granularity, his printed images take on the aesthetics of ink-on-paper, and as the image departs into abstraction, the viewer’s imagination is left to frame its fearful symmetries. A film of repeating parts, 930 is structured like a train track to return to its mysterious, blinking portal.” – Stephen Broomer, BlackFlash Magazine
La Grande Dame (étude) | Alexandre Larose
2005/2011 | Super 8 to 35mm | 3 mins 30 secs
This film is an in-camera portrait of the place Ville Marie Royal Bank Building in Montréal.
Ville Marie | Alexandre Larose
2006/2009 | Super 8/16mm to 35mm | 12 mins 16 secs
This film is inspired from a dream during which I fall from the top of a high-rise building facing the sky.
Yousra Benziane is the laureate of the Regard sur Montréal artistic residency in which she directed the short film Nitrate (2019). The film opened the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) in November 2019. In March 2020, the film won the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best Canadian Short Film at the REGARD festival.The film was nominated at the IRIS for the best documentary short film. The film had its international premiere at Vienna Shorts and is currently continuing its life in festivals. Bulletin spécial (2017) was presented at the REGARD festival, on Air Canadaʼs flights, at the Québec en court program presented by SODEC at the Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand and in about 20 other festivals. It won the best Very Short Film award at Courts dʼun soir. In 2016-2017, she presented the installation Fuite at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as part of the exhibition Lʼart de lʼinclusion.
b.1978 / based in Montreal (Canada)
“The works of Alexandre Larose amount to a contemporary cinema of attractions. They are a continuous attempt at describing (and making palpable) the overlapping meshes of film, memory, and the way we experience dreams and space. (…) The somnambulistic, psychedelic impression given by many of his films springs from the specific double character of cinema: as a machine of fiction and imagination as well as a literal machine, a product of the art of engineering. The latter allows for highly individual technical interventions such as, for example, the construction of a camera rocket or the development of color processing, which turn the world into an amorphous film grain gelatin. Entirely without CGI effects and working close to the properties of the analog medium, Larose creates impossible images that nevertheless have their source in reality.”
– Alejandro Bachmann, Austrian Film Museum