(THIS VIDEO IS ONLY A TRAILER.)
Singeries (Priscilla Guy, Catherine Lavoie Marcus. Canada.) 12:39 min.
Two women try to stay true to themselves. They ape and compulsively replay their own image so that they don’t completely dissolve. However, their hopes are poorly aligned with their destiny as they are continuously ahead or behind themselves. You may call this a subterfuge.
SINGERIES is a video that has been created as part of a larger stage performance project that will premiere in Montreal in February 2016. It will be integrated to a one-hour stage work, but it also has been presented as a video installation alone twice in 2014.
Directors, performers, editors: Priscilla Guy and Catherine Lavoie-Marcus / Mandoline Hybride
Video effects (scratching): Antoine Quirion Couture
Priscilla Guy is a Canadian artist and scholar holding a master’s in dance from York University, with a thesis focusing on screendance. She founded Mandoline Hybride in 2007, a Montreal-based company that creates interdisciplinary works ranging from screendance, site specific performances, and choreography for the stage. Her work has been presented in Canada, the United States, Spain, and France, as well as in several international screendance festivals. Priscilla also collaborates on international projects, publications, jurys, and conferences on screendance. She notably took part in the Light Moves Festival of Screendance Symposium in Ireland as a conference speaker (nov 2014), authored a chapter in the up coming Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies (2015), and works with The International Journal of Screendance as a reviewer and writer. In 2015, Priscilla began her doctoral studies in the PhD programm of Lille University (France).
Catherine Lavoie-Marcus is a Montreal-based choreographer, performer, and researcher. Her stage works have been presented in Montreal (Acéphales, 2012 and Schizes, 2013 in collaboration with Michel F Côté) and her reflections published in books (Dance Collection Danse / Les Presses du réel) and magazines (Spirale, esse, Jeu). She is a PhD student at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and permanent art reporter in the Canadian Art magazine esse arts+opinions.
COMING SOON: INTERVIEW TO PRISCILLA GUY AND CATHERIBE LAVOIE-MARCUS SPEAKING ABOUT THEIR CREATIVE EXPERIENCE.
(Subtitles in process.)