April 19, 2016 - Canadian Cultural Centre - Michèle Lemieux: The Whole and Its Parts. From Drawing to Film Animation.
April 19, 2016

Canadian Cultural Centre

Michèle Lemieux, Untitled. Screenshot of the pinscreen.

Michèle Lemieux
The Whole and Its Parts. From Drawing to Film Animation.
April 15–September 2, 2016

Canadian Cultural Centre
5 rue de Constantine
75007 Paris
France
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–6pm

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Curator: Angela Grauerholz

The work of Michèle Lemieux, illustrator of children’s books, animated filmmaker and educator, proposes a reflection on the representation of reality, time and the human condition. The exhibition The Whole and Its Parts: From Drawing to Film Animation invites the viewer to discover the visual experimentations, working methods and aesthetic of an exceptional artist, the director of many films, with a remarkable instrument, the pinscreen, invented in France by the filmmakers Alexandre Alexeïeff and Claire Parker during the 1930s.

Thanks to an exceptional loan granted to the Canadian Cultural Centre by the CNC, the public will have the opportunity to see a similar instrument on which the world expert in this technique, Michèle Lemieux, works in the NFB studios in Montreal, which also possesses one of the rare restored examples of a pinscreen.

The way the artist has been able to reveal the potential of a screen that at first glance is archaic and restrictive and simultaneously exploit the wealth of possibilities new technologies offer, highlights both the paradoxical nature of an instrument, which is as surprising as it is mysterious, and the contradictions inherent in artistic creation in the current context.

This exhibition is a production of the Centre du Design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. It is presented in partnership with the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée and the National Film Board of Canada.


Press: presse [​at​] canada-culture.org

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