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Les Chaises

9:00 min. HD original: XDCAM-EX, 16:9, color, stereo, 2008
Currently available in HDCAM, Blu-Ray DVD* and DVD.

Two weather worn red vinyl chairs on an outdoor promontory oriented toward a "view", stand as subjects and witnesses. The chairs themselves provide openings or internal views, into color fields, their standard issue "natural textures" upholstery, oval screens for the light projected through wind swept tree leaves. -VG

"With Vincent Grenier's Les Chaises (2008), the suspended moment is loosened and stretched, and like the wind that blows throughout, there's no sense of where it starts or stops. The HD views, which should quiet once and for all any remaining skeptics of the medium, are appropriately breathtaking; under the rustling leaves of a quiet afternoon subtle gradations of light and shadow, red and green, form. In one recurring shot, Grenier fixes on the vinyl surface of a red chair, inviting us to sit and get lost in the image. The mottled reds, seemingly endless in their variation, fill the screen, and become more than an image, more than just an abstract rendering of a commonplace object, but an experience of the sublime. In Grenier's hands, the HD camera becomes a tool for discovery, a way of seeing, an open path." -- Shadows and Outlaws, The 12th edition of the New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant-Garde by Genevieve Yue.

Festival Selection:
*46 th New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant Garde, Oct 2008, Lincoln Center, NYC, NY.
*Jury's Choice works - First Prize, 28th Annual Black Maria Film & Video Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, and tour, Feb, March, April, 2009
• 31th Big Muddy Film Festival, Experimental Showcase, Feb 21, 22 & 28, 2009
• 27 th Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA), Montréal, PQ, March 20 & 22 2009
• Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, April 24- 30, 2009
• Honourable Mention,15th annual Media City Festival in Windsor, On, Canada, May 20-23 2009
• 21 st Onion City Expreimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, Il June 16-20, 2009
38th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Ex-Centris, Le Parallèle, Montréal, Quebec Canada, 13 & 15 October 2009


Distributed by VG

* Blu-Ray DVD, (AVC-HD DVD-R) will play on Blu-Ray players such as PS3 and many others.



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