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3pm at Deluge: Media Salon

Media Salon is an open forum for information exchange, critical discourse and social interaction. Join visiting and local media artists for informal discussions and refreshments in a casual environment.

7pm at Deluge: Under the Underground

A Peculiar Week in My Dream Journal, May 1973
Ryan Betschart | 6:17 | USA | 2019 | Cdn Premiere
O sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams 
That bring to my remembrance from what state 
I fell...
An ode to the Beast; who was felt strongly during the 1970s, when Americans had idle time for metaphysical inquiry, as benefit from the racism of their forefathers, in turn setting in motion an attempt towards a mass liberation of consciousness, which, succumbing to arrogance, unsuccessfully bid to help remove the psychological chains imposed upon others, chains which were the genesis of the aforementioned teenage thought liberation.

Under the Underground
Angela Christlieb | 54:00 | Austria | 2019 | NA Premiere
Christlieb’s documentary guides us through the improvised spaces of Janka Industries, an underground cellar vault and creative microcosm of Vienna’s subculture. Voodoo Jürgens and bands such as Petra und der Wolf and Tankris practice and perform here in the midst of a bizarre hodgepodge of electronic scrap. A music film and an ultimate underground homage that cinematically captures the magic of the site.
“In the underground vault of a former Viennese factory building, you find a bizarre and magical microcosm filled with electronic and analogue objects and instruments. Dubbed Janka Industries, the cellars were first occupied by creative mavericks in the 1980s. Since then, it served as a space for experimental music and eclectic art. Under the Underground evokes memories of its improvised beginnings, of rats, parrots and other former guests, as well as today’s studio spaces where musicians play, perform and record. An artistic film about analogue hacking, quirky creativity, and eccentric music—the ultimate homage to underground culture.” – Kaleidoskop

9pm at Deluge: Le vent sur ton visage doré n’atteindra pas le sommet de ta noirceur

Expanded Cinema Performance: Guillaume Vallée & Hazy Montagne Mystique

45:00 | Canada | 2018 | W Cdn Premiere | strobe light warning

Le vent sur ton visage doré n’atteindra pas le sommet de ta noirceur (The wind on your golden face will not reach the summit of your darkness) is an audiovisual performance by Guillaume Vallée and Hazy Montagne Mystique. Using only footage from Jean-Claude Van Damme movies—from 16mm to VHS—this work is a tribute/non-tribute to JCVD’s persona and martial arts techniques depicted through materiality, multi-projection, aggressive and psychedelic imagery and the desecration of the masculine figure in 1980s action flicks.

Experimental filmmaker, video artist and independent curator Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a Major in Film Animation and MFA in Studio Arts. He’s interested in alternative forms of moving images in analogue forms as a way of considering the direct interaction between different mediums. His work is an exploration of materiality within the creative process. Attempting to create a more complex relationship with his subject matter, Vallée makes use of cross-medium forms that range from camera-less techniques to optical effects, glitch and video feedback, resulting in expanded and hybrid pieces realized with Super 8, 16mm and VHS. His audiovisual performances have been seen at various festivals in Canada, USA, France, Italy and Japan and his experimental films and videos have been screened internationally.

Hazy Montagne Mystique has developed a sonic universe of organic sounds (field recordings, cassette tape manipulations and amplification) using vintage/modular synthesizers, and effects pedals which are often modified by him. Drawing on his training as an experimental sound artist, he has created a unique sonic language by tinkering with a mixture of original and invented sounds. The result is vivid music that he sees as sonic landscapes, lunar atmospheres or meditative sounds conceived for underwater breathing.

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