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Biennale Montreal 2009 press conference

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

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Biennale Montreal 2009 press conference

  1. 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 need new techniques.”
  3. 6. www.creativecommons.org
  4. 11. <ul><li>Composer David Ryshpan created a soundtrack for Rick Leong’s painting Dancing Serpent in Dawn's Quiet. </li></ul><ul><li>Open sound files made available to musicians, DJs and producers internationally and available on the website. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Generate an indefinite number of musical compositions created by the public from common source material. Claudio Marzano and Scott Clyke
  5. 13. <ul><li>An online personality test will create the films’ main protagonist’s traits. Images will be submitted into a common database that will be incorporated into the screenplays by the 8 filmmakers. </li></ul><ul><li>The short films will be shot and edited in a collaborative sequence by 8 up-and-coming Montreal filmmakers. </li></ul><ul><li>The 8 short films will be premiered at the Cinémathèque québecoise in May 2009 and will continue to be shown throughout the Biennale. </li></ul>Eight short films based on content provided by the public via a website over the course of one year Michèle Gauthier and Claudine Tissier
  6. 17. THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN MY LIFE SO FAR Stefan Sagmeister
  7. 18. “ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.” [email_address] THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN MY LIFE SO FAR Stefan Sagmeister
  8. 19. www WWW.BIENNALEMONTREAL.ORG
  9. 22. &quot;What changes our way of seeing the streets is more important than what changes our way of seeing painting.&quot; - Guy Debord

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