for Visual Music Artists, Writers, and Venues
Time: October 13, 2012 to November 3, 2012
Location: Joyce Yahouda Gallery
Street: 372 rue St. Catherine O.
Website or Map: http://www.democroscope.org/
Event Type: gallery, exhibit
Organized By: Perry Bard and Matt Soar
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2012
Inspired by the history of silent cinema in Québec, Democroscope presents a diversity of everyday views that collectively serve to challenge the political grand narratives of our time.
When Léo-Ernest Ouimet opened the first movie palace in Montreal in 1907, he aimed to bring the best cinema to the average citizen at affordable prices.
Today the average citizen can create the best cinema. A typical film program of that era included politics, news items, human interest stories, anecdotal observations of every day life, of nature, of eccentric events. The theatre was so popular the Catholic Church tried to ban screenings on Sundays.
Drawing from the web - today’s public commons – and from an open call, Democrosope brings you a selection of
historical and contemporary short films for community viewing in physical space, exploring participatory culture by celebrating the quotidian. These films pose the question What is cinema today?
Videos by Jérémie Battaglia, Josh Bricker, Myrel Chernick, Collective IRouge Ta Rue, Dana Dal Bo, Marcantonio
Lunardi, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Andres Manniste, Dayna McLeod, Stefan Riebel, Lynne Sachs,
Shelly Silver, Miro Soares, Evelin Stermitz, Lily White and my film, "Visual Music for Ten Voices..