Thursday, March 28, 2002

Vincent Grenier: New Film and Video

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

French-Canadian Filmmaker (and early Cinematheque programmer) Vincent Grenier has, since the 1970s, produced a body of films that explore subtle relationships between light and color, combining unique approaches to portraiture and landscape with formal cinematic concerns of dimensionality and abstraction. Grenier has recently begun concentrating on digital video, producing an array of works which explore this new medium with equal enthusiasm, concentrating especially on the creative possibilities achieved from a fusion of film and video. This program highlights Vincent’s recent digital work (Miracle Grow, Brendan’s Cracker, Capture, Color Study, Material Incidents and Winter Collection) and a selection of earlier films. (Steve Polta)