Remember to Remember: Sylvain Chaussée & Niagara Custom Lab

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
film strip

Preceded by four short pieces from his circle at Niagara Custom Lab, Chaussée's films sprout 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 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 exhibition. 

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, concluding with a double projection piece.


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. 

Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).

Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.

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