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Excellence Award



Video work [Canada]

© Amoniak films / Simon Goulet




Born in Quebec, Canada, in 1962 Simon Goulet made fifteen films between 1978 and 1985, a period during which he was influenced by the films and work methods of the NFB. The idea of came to him in 1981. However, he was only able to start work on this project in 1992 when digital technology made it possible to superimpose hundreds of layers of images properly. By filming this cinepainting, Simon Goulet became more interested in painting as a medium. Today his work focuses on the obsession to free the paint from its canvas. is by far his most ambitious project, which took him eleven years to complete.

( 2004 )

Award Reason

This is not 3DCG. The wild and powerful dance of colors and forms was made possible by capturing the paints blasted off in the air with super high-speed photography. It had been a number of years before technology caught up with this unique concept. After 11 years of film work, the artist's imagination came to be realized by digital editing. This work visualizes a space beyond the everyday reality that we had never seen and positively suggests the possibilities of profound expression developed by digital technology.

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