Feb.6Mar.162015

Special event

Past Event

The Phi Centre presents a film installation by Dominique T. Skoltz inspired by her film y2o

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: 12 PM to 5 PM
Free Admission

Where: Space B (2nd floor)

y2o navigates troubled waters, between suffocation and exaltation, between consummation and relinquishment, between yes and no, from both under the skin and on its surface. This work allows us to see a love on the verge of drifting, a multimorphic cell that is scattered in multiple scenes. Each of these scenes pummels emotional nodes, which are made and unmade by daily abrasions, observing the crossed polarities from which relentless loves are composed.

In this elastic space-time, suspended outside the real, two inner worlds start to collide. If he feels something, she does not, and vice-versa until a void, where they feel nothing anymore, emptied by the force of their emotions.

y2o finds its rhythm in the intimate, the treacherous territory where we unceasingly hesitate between what we conceal from the other’s gaze and what we choose to reveal. Either could lead us to lose our self. Either could lead us to find our self.

Director: Dominique T. Skoltz
Cast: Vanessa Pilon and Jacques Poulin Denis
Year: 2013
Duration: 30 min

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Photo credit: Dominique T. Skoltz (cover)

A media artist, photographer and director, Dominique T. Skoltz spends her time between here and elsewhere, between creating work on commission and free creation. Her polymorphous work carries an immediately discernable signature. Whatever her avatar, we recognize the lively, sensitive gaze, which is most often turned on the invisible and is fascinated by the intersections between hyper-control and breakdown, and the intimate and the clinical. She has created numerous installations, performances and films that delve into the organic relationship between sound and image, as half of Skoltz_Kolgen, in collaboration with Herman Kolgen. The works of Skoltz_Kolgen, which often fall into the cracks between genres, have been presented on the international media arts circuit in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. These works have been presented and performed at more than fifty festivals, events and museums, including ISEA, the Venice Biennale and Transart (Italy), Transmediale (Berlin), Sónar (Barcelona), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), Cinematics (Brussels), Némo (Paris), e-Arts (Shanghaï), Mutek (Canada, Mexico, China), ELEKTRA and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, to name a few. Over the years, many of these works have been recognized by prestigious competitions and become part of the collections of established institutions. The LUX competition, and Applied Arts and Communication Arts magazines, have both applauded their work again and again. Flüux:/Terminal earned an honorable mention from the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica. Ether is now part of the Centre George Pompidou’s collection in Paris and the film-poem Silent Room, which was recognized at the Festival of Independent Film and Video in New York and Los Angeles, is part of the collection of La cinémathèque québécoise. The launch of the art box/dvd of Silent Room – which won a Prix Qwartz – crystallized the essence of Skoltz’s performance work. Dominique T. Skoltz’s current work continues to manipulate organic matter as readily as digital. She practices a form of mutant cinema that simultaneously occupies numerous territories with porous borders: the photocinetic, animation, performance, installation, sound art and videoclips. Her synergistic practice, which questions the elasticity of time and fiddles with perception, is articulated between accident and intent. Architect of interiorities, Dominique T. Skoltz is interested in the ineffable substance of life.

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