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14.11.2018 | 20H

la lumière collective
7080-506, rue Alexandra
Montréal [QC]


En présence de la cinéaste.


7$ à la porte.

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la lumière collective


la lumière collective presents “Hand-held Nature,” a program of short works by filmmaker Erin Espelie. Erin Espelie is a filmmaker, writer, researcher, and editor, whose science-based experimental and poetic documentaries have shown at the New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the British Film Institute’s Experimenta, CPH:DOX, the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and more. She currently serves as Editor in Chief ofNatural History magazine, and works at the University of Colorado Boulder as an assistant professor in Film Studies & Critical Media Practices and co-director of NEST (Nature, Environment, Science & Technology) Studio for the Arts.

la lumière collective présente “Hand-held Nature”, un programme de courts-métrages de Erin Espelie.

Sun B-Roll
[2018, 2 min, sound, color, HD]

What Part of the Earth Is Inhabited
[2010, 6 min, silent, Super8 to digital]
“Plants, age-old rocks, algae, fungus, lizards, crabs, and other sea creatures pass before the camera, but for the presence of which we might imagine they have done so for eons quite indifferent to the curiosity and observations of the human race . . . [T]his film seems bent on humbling our conceptions of the world, reminding us of how much we will never see or know.“ (Tony Pipolo)

True-Life Adventures
[2014, 16 minutes, colour, sound, HD digital video]
Using audio from early eponymous Disney films, this trilogy confounds traditional nature documentaries in its adherence to strict time and spatial limits, ratcheting up false expectations about wildlife behavior.

The Sea Seeks Its Own Level
[2014, 5 minutes, color, sound, Super 8 film mastered to digital]
A journey from ice-capped mountains down to the Irish Sea.

Gathering Moss
[2018, 5 min, color and B&W, silent, 16mm and HD video]

内共生 (Inside the Shared Life)
[2017, 9 minutes, color and B&W, sound, HD digital video & 16mm film mastered to DCP]
Underwater creatures—snapping shrimp and bearded seals and more—populate the soundscape here, alongside the ghost voice of biologist Lynn Margulis, who rails against authority, societal amnesia, and easy answers, to explain the beauty of complex inheritances.

视网膜 (A Net to Catch the Light)
[2016, 9 minutes, color and B&W, sound, HD digital video & hand-processed 16mm (hi-con)]
With a nod to Wallace Stevens (“the light is like a spider”), this piece contrasts digital imagery with hand-processed 16mm footage of an orb-weaver. It’s sonically charged with spider vibrations, the voice of Steve Jobs, and a compression of Mac/Apple computer start-up sounds from the 1980s to now.