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Interludes: Selected Videos by Aurélien Froment

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Photo: Aurélien Froment, still from <ital>Pulmo Marina</ital> (2010). Courtesy of the artist & Marcelle Alix, Paris.

January 20
The Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street

7:30PM (90 min)


To complement his first Canadian solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, DIM Cinema, —an ongoing artist-film series at The Cinematheque—presents a selection of videos by the French artist Aurélien Froment. Often using the format of instructional videos, Froment examines the semantic power of images and their elusive relationship to words. Viewers will learn more about the production of paper, the life cycle of medusae, the ergonomics of sitting, the tying of knots, the palace of memory, the invention of kindergarten, among other topics, than they ever thought possible in the space of 90 minutes. Each one of these analytical, self-reflexive studies will have worked in its own way as a reminder that interpretation is subjective, meaning is never fixed, and what one sees is not what others see.


Tickets: $9–11 (plus $3 Cinematheque membership)

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Presented with Contemporary Art Gallery, in association with The Cinematheque.