Vincent Grenier
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(2002)  Video (Orig Mini DV) 7:00 min. stereo

A boy’s phantasmagoric world of heroes is captured in layers of light and hues. This video, humorously and poetically juggles ideas about make believe and representation of the everyday.

"Here plays as some form of synthetic/organic haiku or renga (Japanese linked poetry) linking semblance to semblance working with the primal power and suggestiveness of transient colors.. A shift in hue argues for motion or cessation –stop and go. Migrant juices of color change aspect –blood, fire, rain, red leaves living and dead.Green plastic soldiers float lifelessly in autumnal pools of septic yellow. Simple magic. Simple prophesy. Child’s play augurs global events and as in Rimbaud’s Le Bateau Ivre a patch of backyard here becomes a primeval forest of decaying moss a beachhead and the abandoned frontline, a field of fire as a tableaux mort.-" Mark McElhatten, Turino Film Festival Screening Notes.

Screenings: Won Gold for Best Experimental Film, New York Film Expo, December 2003 at Anthology Film Archives, BAM’s 20th Next Wave Festival, “The Nearest Far Away Place”, Brooklyn, NY Dec 2002; Cal Arts, Valancia Feb 2003; Anthology Film Archives, Dec 2002; The Substation Guiness Theater, “Contingencies”, Singapore, June 2003; Chicago Filmmaker, June 2003, Turino Film & Video Festival, Experimental Program “To the Lighthouse (Revolving the Doors of Perception)” November 2003. ART AS A FORM OF CONVERSATION, Dashanzi Arts Festival, Beijing, China May 2006.

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