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Philippe-aubert gauthier, tanya st-pierre
La production fantôme
Video | hdv | color | 4'0'' | Canada | 2016
"La production fantôme - The Phantom Production" is a video-based piece presented as a diptych. A double screen shows simultaneously a real filmed video and a synthetic video. Inspired by the cultural idea of photorealism (how markers or signs of camera increase the realism of synthetic images), it is the camera movement that is here investigated as a specific cultural sign of photorealism. With this diptych piece, the tension between the filmed sequences and the synthetically generated sequences proposes an interrupted cinematographic production workflow, leaving this open work as an entrance to a cultural and critical reflection on photorealism in the digital age.
Philippe-Aubert Gauthier is a sound and digital artist, junior mechanical engineer and a researcher in acoustics (spatial sound reproduction). He holds an MSc and PhD in acoustics, and is currently a researcher for the Groupe d'Acoustique de l'Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). His artist's statement is at the crossroads of the arts, sciences, technology and culture. Gauthier has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de Recherche Nature et Technologie Québec and other organizations. Tanya St-Pierre is a Graduate in visual arts from UQTR (Université du Québec, Trois-Rivières, Qc, Canada). Native of Gatineau (Québec, Canada), she currently lives and works at Sherbrooke City (Qc, Canada). St-Pierre's work have been supported by the CALQ and was shown in divers contexts in Canada, United States, Mexico, Morocco and in the United Kingdom. Also member of the performance duet NOÏZEFER CWU, since 2004, she participated in divers performance art and experimental music events.