Nikki Forrest, 2002, 4 min, anglais

Distribution: Vidéographe

0:00:15;00 est un essai sur la fragmentation de la mémoire dans l’évocation d’un souvenir. À partir d’un segment de pellicule de 15 secondes, traité puis mis en boucle 15 fois, la structure du récit expose les procédés de répétition à l’oeuvre dans les mécanismes mémoriels. Des mots émergent d’un paysage abstrait et s’impriment momentanément sur l’image, qui va bientôt disparaître. La faille et la fragmentation sont ainsi inscrites dans ce processus alors que l’image défile puis s’évanouit à chaque répétition de la séquence. La bande sonore, entremêlant des sources sonores générées par les logiciels Metasynth et Protools, renforce l’impact de cette répétition.

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0:00:15;00 is an experimental video based on 15 seconds of footage which has been processed and repeated 15 times. This structure is intended to mirror the processes of repetition and rehearsal, which are part of memory. Words appear out of an abstract landscape hovering for a moment on the verge of disappearance. Failure and breakdown are also part of the structure as the image flashes, rolls and disintegrates between each repetition. Original sound based on noise and tone generated in Metasynth and Protools amplifies the feeling of repetition and imperfection.

Nikki Forrest is a visual and media artist based in Montreal. Her practice includes drawing, installation and sound but she is best known for her short experimental videos which have shown at numerous festivals, galleries and museums including: The Mix Festival, New York, The Glasgow Film and Video Workshop, Dundee Contemporary Arts, The Oberhausen Short film and Video Festival, Ausland, Berlin, Le Center d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona. Signal and Noise, Vancouver, MSVU Gallery, Halifax, The Images Festival, Toronto and the Festival Internationale du Films sur l’Art, Montreal. Her work is included in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada, The Saskatchewan Arts Board and Concordia University.

Forrest has also recently participated in several international artists residencies including: The CALQ residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina and The Canada Council studio at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

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