Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV)

Vidéo de femmes dans le parc (VFP)

18e édition

In collaboration with Daïmôn

Wednesday October 14th, 2009 at 8pm

The presentation will be followed by a bilingual discussion with Anne Golden from GIV

Recent works created by artists from Quebec and Canada screened under the stars.

Since 1991, GIV has shaped a unique viewing experience at Théâtre de Verdure. On a hot summer night, the gates open for Vidéos de femmes dans le parc (VFP), an exhibition of short, recent video works. For the 18th year in a row, the public is invited to VFP, a vital artistic event that fuses the independent spirit of art videos to the unique viewing experience of drive-in cinemas (without the cars.) In the years that GIV has presented VFP, we have shown over 200 independent videos to approximately 15,000 people.

This year’s program features seventeen videos with wit and style exploring memory, movement, performance and new approaches to narrative. Featuring works that are funny, troubling, mysterious and meditative, the 2009 program is about discovery and showcases several premieres.

Founded in 1975, Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) is an artist-run non-profit centre that distributes, exhibits and produces videos and multimedia projects created by women. Our collection is made up of over 800 titles and we represent 285 artists. GIV presents approximately 12 programming events a year. These include artist talks, VFP, Topovidéographies and La voûte.

GIV wishes to thank its members, The Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Conseil des arts de Montréal.