Machines Essoufflèes, Pierre Hébert

Machines Essoufflèes, Pierre Hébert
Performance of scratch/engrave film animation directly on 16mm
Performance de gravure sur pellicule en direct
A cura di Piero Pala
martedì 1 e mercoledì 2 ottobre 2002 h. 21:30
Filmstudio 1
Via degli Orti d’Alibert, 1/c
Pierre Hébert,  has been pursuing for 50 years his career as filmmaker, performer and visual artist. Self taugh, strongly influenced by animation film makers Norman McLaren and Len Lye, he directed his first films independently while he was still studying Anthropology at the University of Montreal. He worked at The National Film Board of Canada from 1965 until the end of 1999. Since then he continued his career as an independant artist and filmmaker. From 1996 to 1999, he was producer and director of the Animation/Youth studio of the French program of the NFB.
He was first known for his abstract experimental films dealing with perception phenomena ( Op hopOpus 3Around perception,Fundamentals of genetics ). Later, although he always kept an experimental approach, his films became more socially and politically involved (Entre chiens et loupMemories of war). Later, his work grew out of interdisciplinary projects ( Etienne et saraSongs and dances of the inanimate world – the subwayO Picasso-tableaux d’une surexpositionAdieu bipèdesLa Lettre d’amour ). From 1983, he started to take part in live performances with musicians (Jean Derome, Robert M. Lepage and René Lussier, Fred Frith and Bob Ostertag) and choreographers (Ginette Laurin, Rosalind Newman, Louise Bédard and Jean-Marc Matos) and most of his films of that period evolved from this multidisciplinary practice.

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