Broad Topics.2: Nathalie Bujold – Bilingual Artist Talk and Screening
Saturday May 26, 2018
Artist Talk (beginning in French, then followed by English) – 5:30-6:30pm
Screening (followed by Q&A) – 6:30-7:30pm
Admission by Donation (suggestion of $3-$5 but no one is turned away!)
LOMAA’s Broad Topics is excited to continue this series on femme-spectrum Canadian media artists with a bilingual talk and screening by Québécoise film and video artist Nathalie Bujold. Join us at TAP for her solo screening, Electronic Weavings, originally presented by Pleasure Dome in Toronto.
Electronic Weavings is a selection of videos made by Québécoise artist Nathalie Bujold. The artist describes her practice as “l’esprit pratique: au service de la pratique de l’esprit” (roughly, the practical spirit: at the service of the practice of the spirit). Her works are evocative of Norman McLaren’s playful spirit, engaging with both experimental aesthetics and innovative techniques. Moreover, the works often engages with domestic spaces and with contemporary craft practices.
Nathalie Bujold joined the Oeil de Poisson artist center in 1985. After a few years with the collective, she began her studies in fine arts. In 1992, she completed a Bachelor’s degree at Université Laval and won the Prix René-Richard. Her work on moving images began in 1989 with a few short super 8 films including Simple, rapide et délicieux and Le Sheik Brun acquired by the Cinémathèque de l’Université Laval. Some fifteen videos followed, including Les trains où vont les choses which earned her the Prix à la création artistique du CALQ in 2008 and Emporium which was included as part of the prestigious Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video. Les trains où vont les choses was selected by three composers at the 2010 NEM Forum, generating three pieces of original music for the work, including a composition by Taylor Brook. Bujold further collaborated with Brook to create Musique de chambre (noire) (with improvisations by The Bozzini Quartet) which was presented at La Cinémathèque québécoise for the Akousma Festival in 2015. This collaboration further resulted in a three-channel video installation called Études vidéographiques pour instruments à cordes presented for the FIFA at La Cinémathèque québécoise, the Festival International de musique de Victoriaville (FIMAV) and at l’Oeil de Poisson. In 2016, she completed her master’s degree in « arts visuels et médiatiques from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and the same year, Vidéochroniques (Marseille) presented Ménage/montage, a solo exhibition of interdisciplinary work curated by Édouard Monnet.
Since 1989 Pleasure Dome has been presenting year-round experimental media arts screening programs, often curating expanded forms of presentations, installations and other non-traditional formats. http://pdome.org
London Ontario Media Arts Association
LOMAA is an emerging, enthusiastic and devoted non-profit artist-run collective that fosters collaboration, investigation and innovation by tapping into the talent and serving the needs of media artists in the London region. www.lomaa.ca
LOMAA would like to thank Canada Council for the Arts for their support of this program, as well as Ontario Arts Council and London Arts Council for their continued backing.