‘Parc Mont-Royal’ evidentiates the relationship between the observer, the observed and the gaze, commenting on how the technology of cinema has modified not only our notions about the gaze, but also the gaze in itself. I intended to be absent of intention as structuring principle, however, my concerns with the notion of gaze and the cinema apparatus permeated the video piece. As George Brecht says in his Chance Imagery seminal essay (1966): Chance in the arts provides a means for escaping the biases engrained in our personality by our culture and personal past history.
‘Parc Mont-Royal’ is not going to be ever finished. It needs the interpretation of the observer. As we intersect with this video piece in a specific historical moment, it provides a point of purchase on the human experience of the gaze.
16mm hand processed
Studio production at Main Film
Assistance provided by Daïchi Saïto
Produced with assistance by Main Film
Centre d’artistes voué au cinéma indépendant