CV118 - Luc Bourdon. Playing with Images and Sounds — Nicole Gingras
Ciel variable 118 - Exhibiting Photography (Fall 2021)
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Luc Bourdon. Jouer avec les images et les sons | Playing with Images and Sounds
An interview by Nicole Gingras
Luc Bourdon, a major figure in video and film, has produced some fifty works, many on the subject of culture, including La mémoire des anges (2008) and La part du diable (2017), built on material from the NFB archives. In this interview, conducted during celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of Vidéographe, with which Bourdon has worked, Nicole Gingras talks to him about his early career, his love of words, and his vision of editing. Bourdon, who adopted video in the 1980s for its “potential of saying ‘I see,’” acknowledges that he was influenced by Gary Hill and Michael Snow. He owes them the idea of using images as “a means of inserting words and phrases” into his work. After creating in the “immediacy” provided by video, Bourdon became involved in productions that required “more energy and research,” such as La mémoire des anges, an “impressionistic” film on which he spent a good deal of time.
Language : French and English
Digital Version : PDF, 4.1 Mb
Nicole Gingras, « Luc Bourdon. Playing with Images and Sounds », Ciel variable, no 118, Montréal, 2021, p. 66-73.