Announcing Charlotte Clermont’s Exhibition “Strange Fictional Conversations While Preparing Late-Night Stir-Fry”

We are happy to announce her exhibition Strange Fictional Conversations While Preparing Late-Night Stir-Fry by Charlotte Clermont, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Charlotte Clermont is a video artist based in Montreal. She holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University (2016). Since 2015, her work has been screened in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and San Francisco.

Using VHS, MiniDv, surveillance camera, Super8 and 16mm, she creates a congruity between the treatment of her materials and the signification of the subject matter. The
quality of her images captures the complexity of the relationship between herself and her subjects, revealing a tension that stirs through various impressions where intimacy, mystery, banality, and non-linearity all co-exist.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Exploring VHS manipulations, Charlotte Clermont explores various ways of developing her relationship to the images she creates, through short non-linear videos, often revealing a tension between intimacy and daily life. This project is a audiovisual collaboration with experimental musicians Alain Lefebvre and Hazy Montagne Mystique (Chittakone Baccam), both from Montreal, Quebec.

Charlotte Clermont
“Strange Fictional Conversations While Preparing Late-Night Stir-Fry”

Date: October 22 (Saturday) & 23 (Sunday), 29 (Saturday) & 30 (Sunday) 11:00 to 17:00
Entrance fee: 1000 yen to purchase a passport (900 yen in advance, free entrance for kids aged under 7)
* We will hold an opening tour on Saturday the 22nd, starting at 11:00.
* The exhibition by other seven current residence artists and other domestic & international artists will be held during the art festival period in Nijo area.

——- special program during the certain times of the exhibition periods ——–

A program “Glitch analogique du Nord” curated by Rob Feulner  will be presented during the following time/dates;

October 23 (Sunday) & 30 (Sunday) 16:00-17:00
*work by Charlotte Clermont will be also exhibited during the time.

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Analogue glitch art is a movement wherein video artists push aside high definition and modern tools and instead utilize the seemingly obsolete: VCRs, CCTV, video mixers, video synthesizers, and so on. Québec has been a hot bed for lo-fi enthusiasts, every artist approaching their analog instruments with a different methodology. These selected works illustrate the strength, uniqueness, and forward-thinking practice of Canada’s video art community.

– Curated by Rob Feulner

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