MONTREAL.- The Musée dart contemporain presents the third edition of Music Video, a program of video clips screened as part of its Projections series.
Planned to tie in with the museums inaugural Québec Triennial, which has taken over all of its exhibition spaces, this third edition of Music Video consists entirely of productions emanating from the local music scene in the past three years. The program spotlights some of the artists and musicians who give vitality to the city that has shaped them and nurtured their talent. Fifteen titles in all, by thirteen Montréal directors: Ian Cameron, Geneviève Albert, Benjamin Steiger Levine, Pascale Bussières and David Clermont-Béïque, Jérémie Saindon, Pedro Pires, Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, Louis-Philippe Eno, Vincent Morisset, Sid-Z, Kaveh Nabatian and Dave Pawsey.
Music Video is a coming together of artists and musicians who enjoy experimenting collectively. According to program organizer Louise Simard, aside from the initial idea, and achieving the perfect balance between concept and treatment, between image and music, a videos success depends on sustaining energy from start to finish. And this energy often has its source in the relationship between director and artist.
Music Video is a program dedicated to the art of the music video, and to the video creators who have reinvented the art of filmmaking and expanded the scope of the visual arts. The museums goal in presenting Music Video is to illustrate the creative energy displayed in the music video field, raise the profile of these highly inventive artists and showcase their works in a contemporary art setting.