"Of course it is understood that in speaking of movement we do not speak of the flight of seagulls any more than in speaking of painting we speak of sunset." Len Lye and Laura Riding - 1935


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THE VIDEO INSTALLATION BERLIN - THE PASSAGE OF TIME BY PIERRE HEBERT

PRESENTLY AT THE CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE, IN MONTRÉAL (UNTIL JUNE 29TH)

SEE THE WEB VERSION OF THE INSTALLATION


EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS BY PIERRE HEBERT

Image from the gallery Inner Shields. ©Pierre Hébert


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RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

June 9-15 2014 Exhibition of drawings and performance with Andrea Martignoni in homage to Norman McLaren, at the Musée -Chateau of Annecy. Program of films «Places and Monuments» during the animation festival.

June 1st 2014 Performance in homage to the 100 birth anniversary of Norman McLaren, with Andrea Martignoni, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Glasgow.

April 4-5 2014 Performance «Tropismes» with guitarist Joaquim Pavao, at the Casa das historias Paula Rego, Lisbon, during the Utopias festival.

March 25 2014 Formal opening of the video installation Berlin - The Passage of Tme during the Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA), with a special screening of the Places and Monuments films, and the opening of the web version of the installation.

March 18 to 25 2014 CinemaQuébecItalia, tour of Québec films in Italy, including Triptyque-2, in Firenze, Napoli and Syracusa.

March 13 2014 Opening of the video installation and web project Berlin - The Passage of Time (Places and Monuments-6) at the Cinémathèque québécoise. The installation will be presented until June 29 2014. Read the BLOG.

March 4 2014 Conference by Pierre Hébert : Animation et «expression instrumentale» dans le projet «Lieux et monuments», 18:00, Forum des images, Paris. 4 mars 2014 Conférence de Pierre Hébert : Animation et «expression instrumentale» dans le projet «Lieux et monuments», 18:00, Forum des images, Paris.

March 1st mars - April 20 2014 The video installation Berlin - The Passage of Time at the Forum des images, in Paris, during the event «Berlin magnétique». Read the BLOG.

November 27 to December 1st 1013 John Cage-Halberstadt (Places and Monuments-5) in international competition at the Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal.

November 22 2013 Performance Tropismes at the Cercle in Québec City, with Jean Derome, music, and Jean Marchand, reading of texts by Nathalie Sarraute. During the «Sommets du cinéma d'animation». See the VIDEO.

November 23 2013 "John Cage-Halberstadt" (Places and Monuments-5) in international competition at the Sommets du cinéma d'animation, 15:00, Cinéma Le Clap, Quebec City .

November 11 2013 Screening of Thunder River at Europa cinema in Bologna, program about the sound and visual experimental forms, organized by the association Kinodromo.

November 9 2013 Pierre Hébert will be a speaker in the «Watching Music» seminar session of the International Artist Manager's Association conference held in Montreal in cooperation with CINAR.

November 6 2013/ January 6 2014 Exhibition of drawings by Pierre Hébert, Tropisms and Inner Shields, at the Cercle, Québec City.

October 2013 From October 5 to November 6 , my new film John Cage - Halberstadt (Palces and Monuments - 5, See the VIDEO) will be shown in the exhibition (JC(639)) Etc, at the occasion of the 13th change of note in the John Cage Orgel Projekt, at the Galerie im Herrenhaus near the Burchardi church (where Cage's work for organ is played over a period of 639 years). A drawings that was made for the film and some drawings of the series Silence in homage to John Cage will also be part of the exhibition.

October 5 2013 Pierre Hebert was one of the three "organists", along with painter and John Cage's collaborater Ray Kass and writer and filmmaker Sabine Groschup, that operated the 13th change of note of the John Cage Organ Project in Halberstadt. The new note will play on for the coming seven years. See the VIDEO.


EVENTS OF THE LAST YEAR (2013-2014)

Archive of past years events - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.


BLOG (the blog is written sometimes only in English, sometimes only in French, sometimes in both languages)

Last entry: 8/02/2014

Berlin - Le passage du temps / 8-02-2014

Jeudi et vendredi dernier, le mixage du son de l'installation a eu lieu avec Luc Boudrias aux studios de Vision Globale à Montréal. Ce furent deux journées absolument passionnantes. C'est un mixage qui, à l'image du montage sonore lui-même, présentait des difficultés singulières. Nous n'avions évidemment pas le choix de mixer les quatre bandes une par une mais ce faisant, à cause de la structure même de l'installation, nous ne pouvions pas entendre l'intégralité de ce qui allait se présenter aux oreilles des spectateurs. Jamais les bandes ne seront entendues séparément, une par une, il s'agira toujours de l'addition de quatre bandes différentes qui en plus seront dans une relation toujours différente. En réalité, il faudrait 1120 années pour que les quatre boucles retrouvent leur état initial. Entretemps, la combinaison des sons sera constamment différente et en constante transformation.

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Films available for full length screenings on Vitheque :

Herqueville

The Statue of Giordano Bruno

The Technology of Tears

Variations on Two Photographs by Tina Modotti

Between Science and Garbage

Opus-1.


New videos on line : Silence - Berlin, digital Scratch, Shadow Boxing - Toronto, Tropismes - Casa Obscura, Improvisation - Casa Obscura.

OTHER VIDEOS, films by other directors, that I find interesting and some of my films that are that are shown in totality



For more details about the DVD set Pierre Hebert, The Science of Moving Images, see the National Film Board of Canada web site.

DVD set

HOW TO BUY THE DVD SET.