Memorison, Manuel Chantre

An audiovisual installation made up of twenty-two large cloth canvases assembled to create a unique maze of video projections. By moving within the environment, the public modulates the semi-random video content that is displayed. The piece is different from one visit to another and it offers a striking and sensitive experience through its vivid use of video projections and a tension-filled musical score.

Memorsion’s artistic statement is a reflection of Chantre’s focus on the cultural construction of urban architecture and its representations. Videos of forgotten urban relics, either rendered useless or altered by time, are reassembled into a fictional space meant to unearth the audience members’ respective memories and experiences. Splintered architectural elements and scattered fragments of our collective memory bring to life various personal associations within each spectator.

Through creative arrangements and transformations of various black-and-white videos, Chantre creates a highly dramatic experience taking place in an atemporal fictional location.


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