Françoise Lavoie-Pilote Curator: Andrée Duchaine Zone
Vernissage on Saturday, September 16, at 5 pm
Zone is Françoise Lavoie-Pilote’s first interactive multimedia installation. It brings together different languages such as poetry, film and video and integrating the viewers’ participation. In her work, Pilote attempts to find a new way of “computelling” a story by using the tools available in new technologies.
Zone tells the story of three women from the same family, from three successive generations. The author deals with changing values, such as the loss of tradition, the influence of origins, the significance of nature and their effects on our behavior. In this interactive multimedia installation, the spectator is invited to navigate through the story at his/her own rhythm, using the mouse, while being immersed in a dream-like and timeless universe.
Born in Roberval in 1974, Françoise Lavoie-Pilote lives and works in Montréal. She completed a BA in French and Film Studies at the Université de Montréal in 1996. She holds a Masters degree in Multimedia and New Technologies from the Université du Québec à Montréal
Andrée Duchaine has worked in the visual arts milieu since 1973. She organized Video 84, Montréal’s first international video event. In 1985 she settled in Paris where she was active in promoting and programming short feature films on TV channels across the world. She is currently working on a major project to be held in 2004 which will have three components: an exhibition illustrating the history of media arts in Québec, a publication and a CD-ROM.