Monique Moumblow Integration of Archives and Analog Video in Multimedia Installations
Monique Moumblow, 2022
In collaboration with REPAIRE
With the financial participation of Services Québec
• Maximum number of participants: 10
• 15 hours of training
• Cost: $90 plus taxes
• To register, contact the New Media Laboratory by phone or by email: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Understand the aesthetic and technical characteristics of analog video.
• Know the technologies for capturing/digitising, manipulating and distributing analog video.
• Know how to integrate analog video into multimedia projects.
Whether it is a desire to experiment with videotape recorders or camcorders, or a search for the granular characteristics of videotape (its 4:3 aspect ratio, interlacing, colour depth, etc.), there is a current fascination with making digital video look and feel analog. The goal of the workshop Integration of Archives and Analog Video in Multimedia Installations is for participants to learn how to use and integrate analog video into multimedia projects. At a time where the common practice is to create and store video data digitally (onto memory cards, hard drives, in the cloud, etc.), there is an increasing appreciation for the inherent qualities of analog video technology.
This interest is similarly present in photography (with the return of 35mm cameras) as it is in video (with a growing demand for vintage looking filters across video editing platforms). This workshop will look at the aesthetic characteristics of analog video and the different ways we can use today’s available technology to capture, manipulate and showcase it within a single or multi-channel video piece.
The goal of this course is to empower artists to digitise and integrate video archives into their artistic production. Conceptually, we will look at the potential in using archives as a central tool and source library for multimedia installations. On a technical level, this workshop will cover the different workflows for capturing and digitising archival or analog material. It will provide participants with a general understanding of the issues surrounding the preservation of older formats, versus wider accessibility when these videos are saved as a current digital format.
Monique Moumblow, 2022
Since 1993, Monique Moumblow (she/her) has produced single-channel video and video installations. Recurring themes in her work are the figure of the double, the separation between voice and written word as well as the construction of narrative. Her videos have screened at festivals and galleries in Canada and internationally including: VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne and are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Netherlands Media Art Institute. She teaches in the IMCA and ARTX departments at Concordia University.
Tracy Valcárcel (she/her) is a Peruvian lens-based artist and cultural worker currently living in Tio’tia:ke / Montréal. Trained in video, dance and physical theatre, she moved to Canada in 2009 to pursue studies in Interdisciplinary Performance and Media Arts. In her practice, she uses moving images and archive to consider the body as a living cultural map, questioning to what extent our identities are shaped by memory, environment and habit. Central to her research are the broader themes of food and migration. Her work and collaborations have been shown locally as well as internationally at video and performance festivals. She is an active member of Fruition, a Montreal-based QTBIPOC collective and her video work is distributed by GIV.