Le Révélateur

 

Thursday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

Le Révélateur is Montreal-based video artist Sabrina Ratté and musician Roger Tellier-Craig (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am). Using digital and analogue tools, the two produce mesmerizing audiovisual performances of pulsing light corridors, abstract color washes, spaced out synths, and jump-cut rhythms—paying homage to the pioneers of electronic and computer art, while exploring entirely new dimensions. In this special program, the duo performs a new, long-form composition and screens a selection of Ratté's short videos. Presented in collaboration with the experimental music series Lampo.

2011–15, Canada / USA, HD Video and live performance, ca 70 minutes

Le Révélateur (2008) has performed across North America and Europe, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), On Land (San Francisco), Mutek (Montreal), Mutek.Mx (Mexico City), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Micro Mutek (Barcelona), Suoni per Il Popolo (Montreal), Send+Receive (Winnipeg), Tone Deaf (Kingston), Sight + Sound (Montreal), and POP Montreal. Recordings are available on Gneiss Things, NNA Tapes, and Root Strata. 

Sabrina Ratté (1982, Montreal) is a visual artist, mainly working in the field of video. Her work has been shown internationally, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Museum of the Moving Image, and Phillips's inaugural Paddles ON! sale. She is part of the online collective Computers Club.

Roger Tellier-Craig (1975, Sorel, Quebec) is an electronic musician whose musical past is profoundly rooted in Montreal's underground scene, including iconic rock outfit Godspeed You! Black Emperor (which he left in 2003), Fly Pan Am, and Et Sans (with Alexandre St-Onge).

 

Le Révélateur, still from AfterImage Selves, 2014. Courtesy of the artists