Thursday, October 14, 2004

Dialogues in the Dark

Program 6: Imprints, An Evening with Louise Bourque

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Boston-based Acadian French-Canadian filmmaker Louise Bourque creates intensely personal and beautifully handcrafted films. Mostly under five minutes long and made with unorthodox techniques (including hand-processing), each seems to burst forth from a complex emotional experience, often stemming from childhood, into the light and onto the screen. Bourque will screen her Jours en fleurs, Self Portrait Post Mortem, Going Back Home, Fissures and Imprint, as well as her newest L’eclat du mal/The Bleeding Heart of It. These will be interspersed with other short works that have made an impression on her, because of their affective force and their formal construction-Joyce Wieland’s Sailboat, Bruce Baillie’s All My Life, Michael Wallin’s Decodings, Patrick Bokanowski’s Déjeuner du matin, and Paul Sharits T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G. (Irina Leimbacher)