Posts Tagged ‘History’

11 Oct

I am very happy  that my video Annotation has been included in this year’s festival.  159 vidéo d’artistes issus de 44 pays, sont proposés dans 19 programmations cosmopolites comme autant de gammes (avec de mauvaises notes, des croches, des soupirs) de vidéo (pas vides, pas livides) pour donner corps aux sens et sens aux corps… Des débats pour mettre aux abois les langues de bois, des ébats d’idées et de

2 Aug

Annotation is a performative video poem that started with reflection on a text by French writer Charles Péguy (1873 – 1914). In Oeuvres Posthumes, Péguy says God maybe likes more those who suffer the truth more than those who speak the truth. Péguy wrote that history has long arms and no arms. In the digital age, history is written and rewritten. As we access all of the histories, the truth is sometimes reshuffled.

About Valerie LeBlanc

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-­disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device. In the fall of 2012, she published her play The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editions.

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