Le souffle d’Uranie – MNBAQ
Nuit Solaire – Short film program
Curated by La Bande Vidéo
Presented at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
January 26-27, 2019, 10h – 17h
Le souffle d’uranie, video HD, 9 min, image & sound, 2015
The film Le Souffle d’Uranie (Urania’s Breath) puts in motion a procession of cosmic images that appear and disappear through the movement of an evanescent matter. Inspired by the history of astronomy and the influence of celestial bodies on human consciousness, the film is a meditation on the mystery and fragility of existence.
“Referencing the mythical Greek muse of astronomy, Le souffle d’Uranie (“Urania’s Breath”) is a gorgeous animated sequence that brings La Perrière M.’s pastel drawings vividly to life. A gently rhythmic procession of heavenly bodies, painstakingly rendered in loose white powder, blow on- and offscreen in diaphanous whorls and eddies. Though the materials and setup seem simple, the effect is astonishing. Over nine spellbinding minutes, La Perrière M. works an elemental transformation that would put any alchemist to shame.”
Steven Leyden – Winnipeg Free Press
The film have been screened at Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec and in several galleries, festival and art center in Canada. It was also presented internationally in France and in Iran.
Realization supported by: Videographe & Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Distributed by Videographe
First picture of an Earthrise, December 24, 1968 – Apollo 8