Biennale Montreal 2009 press conference

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Biennale Montreal 2009 press conference, May 26, 2008. Creative Director Scott Burnham www.biennalemontreal.org

Text of Biennale Montreal 2009 press conference

  • 1. SCOTT BURNHAM CREATIVE DIRECTOR

2. 3. We cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Each age finds its own techniques.- Jackson Pollock New needs neednew techniques. 4. 5. 6. www.creativecommons.org 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

  • Composer David Ryshpan created a soundtrack for Rick Leongs painting Dancing Serpent in Dawn's Quiet.
  • Open sound files made available to musicians, DJs and producers internationally and available on the website.
  • A selection of compositions will be released during an evening of live performances that will take place in May of 2009, along with the source material to enable ongoing remixes.

Generate an indefinite number of musical compositions created by the public from common source material. Claudio Marzano and Scott Clyke 12. 13.

  • An online personality test will create the films main protagonists traits. Images will be submitted into a common database that will be incorporated into the screenplays by the 8 filmmakers.
  • The short films will be shot and edited in a collaborative sequence by 8 up-and-coming Montreal filmmakers.
  • The 8 short films will be premiered at the Cinmathque qubecoise in May 2009 and will continue to be shown throughout the Biennale.

Eight short films based on content provided by the public via a website over the course of one yearMichle Gauthier and Claudine Tissier 14. 15. 16. 17. THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN MY LIFE SO FAR Stefan Sagmeister 18. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.[email_address] THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN MY LIFE SO FAR Stefan Sagmeister 19. www WWW.BIENNALEMONTREAL.ORG 20. 21. 22. "What changes our way of seeing the streets is more important than what changes our way of seeing painting." - Guy Debord 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.