Vidéo-parc

Nathalie LeBlanc

Installation

One-time screening of Nathalie LeBlanc’s Vidéo-parc project on Sunday, May 22 from 9 to 10 pm at 26 rue de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres in Quebec City. For this creation, the artist is the recipient of a creation and production grant from the Première Ovation measure, and is supported by Avatar.

Vidéo-parc is a video and audio piece, inspired by the unusual form of the drive-in theater. Immobile in a vehicle made for transportation, stationary in front of a screen in the middle of nowhere, the drive-in theater diverts its function and the contemplative aspect of the landscape. The work revisits this stereotypical north-American pastime to provoke a superimposition of fake and real place, creating a mise en abîme. The video and the recorded sounds are composed of recordings done at the site of the installation.

The audio content was broadcasted, live, by the CKRL radio station, during their show La Croche Oreille.

Artist in visual arts, Nathalie LeBlanc creates video montages and collages by modifying images, sounds and objects. She alters photographs, movie sequences, images taken from webcams, reproductions or her own recordings. Her work is motivated by a desire to investigate that of grasping, of reworking and exhausting the content or the form of a moment. By different processes of transformation and using systems based on random chance, she reworks the object of her experimentations with the expectation of diverting it.

Her videos have been part of multiple collective exhibitions in Québec, Montréal and Toronto, and a solo exhibition at Avatar (2016). She participated in “Espaces en pratique”, a creation residency organized jointly by l’Oeil de poisson and Vu photo (2017). Recently, she has received a creation bursary from Première Ovation – art multi (2018) and has presented a video installation at the double/doubles satellite exhibition at the Mois Multi (2019).

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