Trailer for the film RUINS RIDER
Directed by PIERRE-LUC VAILLANCOURT
Original music by MARC HURTADO
2017 / 49 minutes
Filmed in the lost territories of the Balkans, RUINS RIDER portrays the secret ruins that triggered trances over the past centuries. Using an array of hypnotic pulsating flickers, filmmaker Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt conceived an explosive kinetic experience. Accompanied by a powerful soundtrack by Marc Hurtado of the cult project Étant Donnés, RUINS RIDER is a visceral experience of hypnagogic archeology and raw energy.
Remarkable, invigorating and immersive work. A deeply committed and brilliantly hypnotic film. Powerful.
ALCHEMY FILM & MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL
Ruins Rider is marked as the most powerful of the films that I have seen. It’s a real subject explored with great energy using the new art of the computer to great effect and viscerally stimulating. There is history and ideas and technological wizardry.
FILMMAKER, WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY NEAT
For Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt this is an attempt to inject a convulsive barbarization, or a self-barbarization as Alain Brossat calls it, into the anesthetized social body in order to jolt it with a reviving electroshock.
ESSE ARTS + OPINIONS
Mover-and-shaker Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt treated us to a night of his curated film showings at San Francisco Cinematheque. His goal is to “push the envelope” and we think he succeeded!
RE/SEARCH PUBLICATIONS. V. VALE
Ruins Rider is an atlas of power-zones. A magical current is charged through the act of filming, flowing through my whole body and mind, piercing through the image. This life force guided my shooting, deeply fusing the mythical portals and the volcanoes of my consciousness. This approach is sustained by a meticulous and deep dedication to the transmutation process of the hypnotic ruins, the image's revelatory nature and within my own cognitive's elemental structure. The pulsating and magnetic ruins embody the numinous fire and limitless light. High voltage telluric blast.