ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 6. November 2014
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Hintere Zollamtsstraße 17 / 3. Stock, A-1030 Wien
"From cinema to digital technology"
Pierre Hébert will explain with examples how the different aspects of his work (films, performances, video installations, web pieces) evolved in a rather continuous way without radical ruptures from the analog cinema technology to the digital world.
Pierre Hébert is an independent artist and filmmaker. Since 2001, he traveled the world with his musician colleague Bob Ostertag and presented the Living Cinema live animation performance over 80 times. He also worked with many other musicians. He equally collaborated with dance companies in New York, Montreal and France and published two books and many articles on cinema and animation. He also pursue a carreer as a visual artist. His current project is a new series of flims “Places and Monuments” for which he received from the conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec the prestigious «career grant» for cinema. The last episode of this series is a video installation, Berlin – The Passage of Time. In 2005, he was the recipient of the “Albert Tessier” cinema award from the Quebec government for lifetime achievement. In August 2010, he was granted an honorary professorship by the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
A four fat screens version of one of this video installation is going to be on display at the main building of the University of Applied Arts Vienna for two days (Nov. 4 and 5) and a screening of Pierre Héberts recent films is going to take place on the evening of Nov. 4.
This Artist Talk is part of a cooperation between the Digital Arts department and TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien (artistic director: Georg Weckwerth).