Le Souffle d’Uranie at RVCQ

Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Programme expérimental
Cinématèque québécoise
February 25, 2016, 21h45

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.

+ Article about the film in Vie des Arts – #237, Winter 2014-2015
+ Le souffle d’Uranie in the exhibition catalogue of New Constellations, Owens Art Gallery

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