Screen/Society--Remember to Remember: Sylvain Chaussée & Niagara Custom Lab
Preceded by four short pieces from his circle at Niagara Custom Lab, this selection of Chaussée's films sprouts from the interplay of his work and life in Canada. Bringing a distinctly graphic and representational sensibility to experimental practice, his films and performances, frequently made in collaboration with composer Adrian Gordon Cook, activate the form, scale, and texture of still photography with the dynamism of iteration and direct engagement with the apparatus of motion picture exhibition.
-- Sylvain Chaussée in attendance.
The program will start off with works from Sebastjan Hendrickson, Derek Jenkins, Ali Vanderkuik and Adam Stewart (4 films) and will be followed by a series of Sylvain's short films.
About the filmmaker:
Sylvain Chaussée is a filmmaker and photographer born in France and based in Toronto. He studied photography in France and film at Concordia University with experimental filmmakers Richard Kerr and Francois Miron. His photographs, films and performances have been shown in Canada and abroad. Chaussée's work focuses on the materiality of his medium, which is realized through extensive processing and printing techniques. As a film technician at Niagara Custom Lab he strives for an alternative approach towards filmmaking. Chaussée is inspired by the physical nature of film, which permits limitless opportunities for manipulation and transformation.