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La chute
La chute Jeremy Peter Allen, Luc Bourdon, Carl Valiquet, Steve Bates, Chantal Dumas, Boris Firquet, Monique Jean, Loco Locass, Émile Morin, Robert Morin, Christof Migone, Hélène Prévost, Jocelyn Robert (2008)

Mathematicians have known for close to 40 years that the length of an ordinary piece of letter-size paper lies somewhere between 27 centimetres and infinity. When you measure, should you outline all the irregularities or skip over them?

Mathematicians have known for close to 40 years that the length of an ordinary piece of letter-size paper lies somewhere between 27 centimetres and infinity. When you measure, should you outline all the irregularities or skip over them? If you opt for the former option, the length you measure can easily triple or quadruple. Avatar used this principle for its project La chute. Thirteen artists —six from film and video and six from sound—were commissioned to produce 10 second pieces, with the understanding that Avatar would expand these 10 seconds into 10 minutes.    

The Avatar team then worked on each video or sound production. Strategies were worked out and applied to stretch and develop them into 10 minute works while retaining the intentions and methods of the originals. The DVD was then programmed to allow various playback options and ways to associate sound and images ranging from complete randomness to full control. 

The DVD was launched in 2008.

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