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KIMURA BYOL LEMOINE – Artist Talk

February 21, 2024
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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kimura byol lemoine (né.e kimura byol) is a multimedia artist and curator, born in korea (south), educated in belgium, and established to canada. kimura-lemoine’s visual work, poems/writing and short films were presented internationally solo and in group. as a curator, kimura-lemoine has developed projects that give voice and visibility to minorities and as an activist archivist, ze is working on ACA (adoptees cultural archives) to document the history of adoptee’s culture through media and arts. kimura byol lemoine works on issues surrounding identities: diaspora, ethnicity, colorism, gender, and play with words.


SKAWENNATI – ARTIST TALK

March 6, 2024
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her machinima and machinmagraphs (movies and still images made in virtual environments), sculpture and textiles have been presented internationally and collected by the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal and the Thoma Foundation, among others.. A Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) of Kahnawà:ke residing in Montreal, she co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace.


Eva Marie Rødbro – ARTIST TALK

March 25, 2024
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Documentarist Eva Marie Rødbro lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated from the National Danish Film School in 2015 and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2008. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally, among others at CPH:DOX, IDFA, IFFR and Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her work is centered around the lives of socially disadvantaged young people and as she focuses on the relational commitment and challenges, sometimes the same characters will appear in different projects throughout the years. Rødbro worked a lot with TV and created a number of famous Danish TV shows, about the likes of girls in psy-trance subculture, feminist sex education and horse girls.

Past

GENEVIÈVE DULUDE-DE CELLES – Artist Talk

January 24, 2024
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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In 2014, Geneviève Dulude-De Celles’ first short fiction film, The Cut, won Best International Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival in addition to a dozen other awards and selections in over 80 international festivals. The following year, she released Welcome to F.L., a feature documentary that premiered at TIFF and won the Best Documentary Hope Award at RIDM. Her first feature film, A Colony, was released in Quebec in the winter of 2019 and won several festival awards, including the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale and Best Film at the Canadian Screen Awards. Days is her second feature documentary.

SKY HOPINKA: Artist Talk

November 22, 2023
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside, CA, Portland, OR, and Milwaukee, WI. In Portland, he studied and taught
chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video, photo, and text work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape–designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal and non-fictional forms of media.

Geographies of Solitude: SCREENING

November 10, 2023
17:00
LB - De Seve Cinema
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At the very edge of the earth, on a sandbar island in the North Atlantic where trees cannot grow, someone is calmly observing, collecting, and feeling the fractal presence of the world’s decay. Everything is dying, and everything is beautiful, here where we see death preceding and feeding life. Concordia alumna Jacquelyn Mills’ Geographies of Solitude follows the gaze and world of Zoe Lucas, who lives on Sable Island.

PABLO ALVAREZ-MESA: Artist Talk

November 1, 2023
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Pablo Alvarez-Mesa is a filmmaker, cinematographer and editor whose films have been screened internationally. Pablo’s interest in documentary lies in the relationship between facts and fiction; between what is recalled and what is inevitably constructed. His films all touch in one way or another on issues of displacement, history and collective memory.

 

 

AMANDA GUTIÉRREZ: Artist Talk

October 18, 2023
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Gutiérrez’s academic and artistic work focuses on the relationships between migration and film in connection with sound ethnographies. The process of growing up between the United States and Mexico is an essential fact that guides her interdisciplinary artistic practices. Gutierrez’s work focuses on the relationships between memory and walking methodologies, considering intersectional feminism as a point of departure. This exploration arises from formal documentary strategies linking sound field recordings in her film essays and walking performances.

BORIS LEHMAN: Artist Talk

October 5, 2023
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Boris Lehman creates images of his own obsessions, sometimes related to his Jewish origins. As co-scenarist, assistant or actor he has collaborated with several filmmakers in Belgium including Chantal Akerman, Samy Szlingerbaum and Henri Storck. He is the professional of the “home made”. He makes films about things close to him. But his approach, while poetical, absurd and ironic, is also close to the ethnological. His sometimes very intimate personal sequences can also turn towards broader issues about Western Europe and attempts to understand the Other and the meaning of life.

SOFIA BROCKENSHIRE: Artist Talk

September 20, 2023
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Sofía Brockenshire is an Argentine-Canadian filmmaker and educator. Using cinema as mode for excavation and searching, her films explore buried histories, the politics of location, and the flow of transient lives. Her work has been selected and awarded at various international film festivals and cultural institutions around the world, including the Venice IFF, DOK Leipzig, BAFICI, and RIDM, among others.

Geographies of Solitude: SCREENING

November 10, 2023
17:00
LB - De Seve Cinema
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At the very edge of the earth, on a sandbar island in the North Atlantic where trees cannot grow, someone is calmly observing, collecting, and feeling the fractal presence of the world’s decay. Everything is dying, and everything is beautiful, here where we see death preceding and feeding life. Concordia alumna Jacquelyn Mills’ Geographies of Solitude follows the gaze and world of Zoe Lucas, who lives on Sable Island.

DAÏCHI SAITO: Artist Talk

April 5, 2023
17:30-19:00
FB-401, Concordia University
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Daïchi Saïto is a Japanese-born filmmaker working between Upstate New York and Montreal, where he co-founded the artist film collective Double Negative in 2004. Saïto’s films explore the relationship between the corporeal phenomena of vision and the material nature of the medium, fusing formal investigations of frame and juxtaposition with sensual and poetic expressions. 

ANGELO MADSEN MINAX – ARTIST TALK

March 22, 2023
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Angelo Madsen Minax is a multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker, and educator. His projects consider how human relationships are woven through personal and collective histories, cultures, and kinships, with specific attention to queer subcultural experience, phenomenology, and the politics of desire.

EMILIE SERRI – Artist Talk

March 8, 2023
17:30-19:00
FB-449, Concordia University
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Belgian-Syrian filmmaker Emilie Serri will discuss her award-winning film Damascus Dreams, which follows a filmmaker’s journey to her inaccessible homeland as she composes a Syria that stands somewhere between reality and myth, dream and nightmare, past and future.

KATHERINE JERKOVIC

February 1, 2023
17:30-19:30
FB-449, Concordia University
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Born in Canada to an Uruguayan mother and a Croatian-Argentinean father, filmmaker Katherine Jerkovic grew up in Belgium and Uruguay before moving to Montréal to study film at Concordia. Her short films have been screened internationally in numerous contexts.  She will discuss her feature films including Roads in February (2018) and Coyote (2022).

SODA JERK – Artist Talk

January 11, 2023
17:30-19:00
FB-449, Concordia University
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New York based artist duo Soda Jerk (Sydney, AU) are fundamentally interested in the politics of images; how they circulate, whom they benefit and how they can be undone. They will discuss their sample-based experimental films TERROR NULLIUS (2018) and Hello Dankness (2022).

JACQUELYN MILLS – Artist Talk

November 30, 2022
17:00-19:00
FB-449, Concordia University
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Shot on 16mm on a remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic ocean, Jacquelyn Mills’ documentary Geographies of Solitude (2022) catalogues Sable Island’s wild horses, seals and bugs, seasons and stars. Mills discusses her lyrical collaborations with environmentalist Zoe Lucas and the natural world.

MATTHEW RANKIN – Artist Talk

November 16, 2022
17:00-19:00
FB-449, Concordia University
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Matthew Rankin will discuss his experimental shorts Mynarski Death Plummet and The Tesla World Light, and the aesthetic lineage of his hallucinogenic debut feature The Twentieth Century (2019) in the work of Fritz Lang, John Waters, Anna Biller and Guy Maddin.

SABRINA RATTÉ – Artist Talk

November 2, 2022
17:00-19:00
FB-449, Concordia University
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Sabrina Ratté’s practice explores multiple manifestations of the digital image: analog video, 3D animation, photography, printing, sculpture, virtual reality and installation. She will discuss how this fusion of digital technology and the organic world allows her to examine the liminal space between abstraction/ figuration, landscape /architecture, the virtual/real.

JOEL MONTANEZ – Artist Talk

February 23, 2022
17:00-19:00
VA-023, Concordia University (This event is at maximum capacity)
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Award-winning social filmmaker and MHSoC alum, Joel Montanez (The Healing Winds 2014), discusses his research and advocacy at the intersection of health and humanitarian psychology and intercultural intervention.

SARA MISHARA – Artist Talk

February 16, 2022
17:00-19:00
VA-023, Concordia University (This event is at maximum capacity)
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Award-winning cinematographer and MHSoC alumni, Sara Mishara (The Great Darkened Days, 2018) will discuss her trajectory as cinematic artist and cowriter of Les Oiseaux ivres (2020). Mishara has collaborated with some of Quebec’s most evocative filmmakers, her staggeringly beautiful images giving material form to their stories.

JEAN-JACQUES MARTINOD & JONATHAN BEULIEU CYR – Conversation

December 8, 2021
5-7PM
VA-023, Concordia University
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Touching on themes of nomadicity, collaborative film practice, and artist-led production models, MHSoC alumni Martinod (Sandoval’s Bullet, 2019) and Beulieu Cyr (Mad Dog Labine, 2018) share excerpts of their collective projects and discuss the impact of the MFA program on their filmmaking trajectories.

BEN RUSSELL – Screening & Artist Talk

November 17, 2021
6:30pm
La lumière collective, 7080 Rue Alexandra #506
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Russell’s A Spell to Ward off the Darkness (2013) examines cinema as a utopian proposition and a vehicle for altered modes of perception. His screening is followed by a discussion of his recent film and installation work in the context of the Quebec premiere of his new film at RIDM. 

 

Spring 2020 – Fall 2021

ALL IN-PERSON LAB ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED AT THE REQUEST OF OUR COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19.


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LAURA HUERTAS MILLÁN – Masterclass: creative processes and forms

November 20, 2019
17:00 - 19:00
Faubourg Building (FB 449), Concordia University
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Fusing ethnography, documentary, fantasy, and historical inquiry, Huertas Millán’s “hyphenated” moving image works develop a decolonial approach to ethnography. Engaging strategies of survival and resistance, her Ethnographic Fictions project, developed at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University, examines the relation between ethnography and colonialism.

MARIANNA MILHORAT – Masterclass: creative processes and forms

November 6, 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Faubourg Building (FB 449), Concordia University
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Quiet and complex, Milhorat’s video and film work utilizes landscape and duration to transform notions of space and perspective, expanding upon and disrupting experimental forms. Her cinematic research examines ecology and human and non-human relations.

KARA BLAKE – Masterclass: creative processes and forms

October 16, 2019
17:30 - 19:30
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Blake’s projects range from short films to live projections and installations. Her 35-channel installation Lasciare Suonare (2019) for Place des Arts in Montréal, combines archival images, recordings and animation to tell the story of the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra (1940-1965).

DAN POPA – Masterclass: creative processes and forms

September 25, 2019
17:30 - 20:00
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Popa’s Symphony in Aquamarine (2018), filmed on four continents, examines our relationship to water, the sea and the ocean. His film develops sensory and haptic cinematic approaches to explore the lives of sea workers and modern fishermen.

KATHERINE JERKOVIC – Masterclass: creative processes and forms

March 27, 2019
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Born in Canada and raised between Belgium and Uruguay, Jerkovic claims cinema as her homeland. Her debut feature film Roads in February (2019) examines the complexities of hybrid identity. .

JONATHAN BEAULIEU-CYR – Within our Community

March 20, 2019
Faubourg Building (FB 449), Concordia University
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Beaulieu-Cyr’s debut feature Mad Dog Labine (2018) follows youth from Pontiac, a forgotten territory of Quebec marked by crises in the forestry industry that exists on an ambiguous line–between provinces, languages, fact and fiction. Drawing on Quebec’s tradition of direct cinema, the docufiction examines rural precarity in the wake of deindustrialization.

MUHAMMAD NOUR EL-KHAIRY – Work-in-progress

March 19, 2019
Faubourg Building (FB 449), Concordia University
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El-Khairy’s found footage research project F**k Lawrence de/reconstructs Lawrence of Arabia (1962). His visual archaeology stitches together news footage, film material, music, and web-based content in a non-linear narrative that examines the role of storytelling and moving image culture in the colonial history of the Middle East and its geopolitical afterlives.

ARIANE LORRAIN – Within our Community

March 13, 2019
Faubourg Building (FB 449), Concordia University
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Lorrain draws on visual anthropology, the essay film, and epistolary forms to negotiate questions of cultural transmission under globalization. Tracing a path from Montreal to the Middle East, her work poetically documents the fragmentation of territory in Palestine and traditional carpet-making across Iran’s Zagros mountains.

ISO E. SETEL – Work-in-progress

March 12, 2019
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Setel addresses the politics of visuality and the material constitution of image. Drawing on expansive documentary and poetic forms, May 31, 2018 (2019) combines phone conversations and long gazes out car windows to reflect on absence and mourning, family abuses and the ongoing labour of care.

JEAN-JACQUES MARTINOD – Visual Collections Repository (VCR)

March 5, 2019
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A screening of Deborah Stratman’s The Illinois Parables (2016), curated by Jean-Jacques Martinod.

UNDINE SOMMER – Work-in-progress

February 19, 2019
17:00 - 19:30
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Weaving choreography and imaginary narratives into fact-based stories, Sommer’s work-in-progress A Sea Without Fish dramatizes the gestures of memory. Portraying bodies entangled in history and conflict, her work offers an embodied, somatic perspective on politics.

MICHAEL YAROSHEVSKY – Within our Community

February 13, 2019
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A woman spends her days editing scattered images of Russia and Japan inherited from an absent lover. The images slowly coalesce in Yaroshevksy’s melancholy and poetic first feature, La Version nouvelle (2018).

ISO SETEL – Visual Collections Repository (VCR)

January 29, 2019
16:00 - 18:00
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Kevin Jerome Everson

An evening of Kevin Jerome Everson films curated by Iso E. Setel. The films: Company Line (30 mins), Pictures From Dorothy (5:30 mins), Fifeville (15 mins)

MFA Symposium

December 2, 2018
The Symposium

A community-building symposium. Advanced-level graduate students present their research to new cohorts, as well as the broader MFA Film Production community.

Fabrique-mondes Launch

October 30, 2018
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An evening of film and conversation celebrating the launch of the Fabrique-mondes Lab with a screening of Bill Morrison’s 2016 feature Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016).


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