Serendipity

July 20, 2017 to September 20, 2017
 
Description

Five new video installation created by 11 Quebec artists of Asian origin.

Curator
Festival Accès Asie / Vidéographe

This project is the result of a close collaboration between Accès Asie Festival and Vidéographe.

Serendipity is a creation project that highlights the artistic contributions of communities of Asian origin in the cultural life of Montréal and Québec. This project is the result of a close collaboration between Accès Asie Festival and Vidéographe.

Building on chance, encounter and exchanges, Serendipity gathers 11 Québec artists of Cambodian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Lebanese, Mongolian and Vietnamese origin who collaborated for eight months to create new works in duo or trio. Thus, artists working with animation, documentary, video art and installation paired with composers and musicians who experiment with their voice or with various instruments such as: the santor, the Japanese flute, the Kamancheh and computers in order to establish a dialogue based on their respective approach.

Presented at the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) from May 12 to 20 2017, the exhibition combined the five video and sound installations carried out under the Serendipity project. It proposed formal explorations while examining multiple facets of the relationship to the other.

This program regroups the videos created for each of these installations, as well as documentation about each project.

 

Acknowledgments: Videographe and Festival Accès Asie would like to thank the Canadian Council for the Arts for its support.

Image: Paul Tom, Nos points de suspension, 2017

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