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Muu présente des images d’une Amérique désertique mythique sous la thématique de la disparition. C’est à cet égard que les images de l’ouest américain prennent leur sens, le désert étant l’endroit où il y a déjà eu existence mais dont il ne reste que l’ineffable trace. Lieu de perte de repères et de temporalité. Le projet prenant la forme d’un film « western » sans personnage. La quête c’est l’interaction du spectateur même , posé entre l’espace vidéographique et l’espace sonore. La bande sonore plonge le visiteur dans un univers ambigu, une ambiance déroutante qui infuse une tension aux vidéos exprimant l’immensité et le vide.

Revealing images of the mythical American desert, around the theme of disappearance, Muu presents itself as a Western film without protagonists. Its inherent quest is interaction with the viewer, who stands in the midst of the videographic and sonic spaces of the piece. The disconcerting mood of the soundtrack places the viewer in an ambiguous space, creating a tension within the video component and expressing vastness and emptiness.

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After a first bachelor’s degree in art history, Nelly-Ève Rajotte went for a second in visual and media arts at UQAM, followed by a master’s in 2006. Besides a number of exhibitions in Quebec—at the SAT, Fonderie Darling, Parisian Laundry, Occurrence,…


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After a first bachelor’s degree in art history, Nelly-Ève Rajotte went for a second in visual and media arts at UQAM, followed by a master’s in 2006. Besides a number of exhibitions in Quebec—at the SAT, Fonderie Darling, Parisian Laundry, Occurrence, Clark, and Oeil de Poisson, among several others—, her work has appeared in . Her work was shown at several venues in Canada (MUTEK, Antimatter Underground Film Festival, International Festival of Films of Art), as well as in many festivals around the world, International short film festival of Berlin and Official Selection Transmedial Berlin,(Germany), Otherworldly, Manchester UrbanScreens,(UK), EXiS2007,(Corea), Moscow International Film Festival and Finnish Contemporary Art Fair ,Taide08 .

Nelly-Ève Rajotte’s images in motion bear witness to a research centered on the concept of duality. Images are generally split or superimposed before melting again into another frame. The artist transforms the images she seizes, reducing them to their formal components, altering them through the modulation of captured lighting, compressing them at times into horizontal bands. A play on form progressively stretches across the surface of the screen, allowing us to follow the modification of the images colligated from reality by the artist. The original motif is at times indistinguishable by the eye, but retained by the memory, which brings us to the underlying process of metamorphosis. The image’s architecture is thus somewhat visible and the juxtaposed soundtrack follows a similar motion. Sound patches crackle or adopt a sinister tone, tracing a destabilizing perceptive journey and creating an accumulation of impressions. The artist utilizes different translations and succeeds in transporting images from one space to another – a perspective, a self-portrait, a train hall, a city…

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