David Altmejd
Chaorismatic (2012)

A film by Rénald Bellemare

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A journey into the early work of artist David Altmejd (b. 1974, Montreal) whose art, revered by art lovers worldwide, is at once morbid and magnificent. The artist describes his approach as we discover his work at the Venice Biennale, where he represented Canada in 2007. He goes to Denver, London, New York and Montreal with Pierre Lapointe for the making of Conte crépusculaire. Metamorphosis, dreams, eroticism, death and bodily transformation are all themes that preoccupy the artist, who draws references from mythologies, cinema and science fiction.

In this lively yet contemplative film, specialists demonstrate the pertinence and originality of Altmejd’s work, while underscoring a principal source of his inspiration: the strange complexity of nature.

David Altmejd, Chaorismatic (2012)
A film by Rénald Bellemare
52 min, French, English subtitles

Production and Distribution by Imagidé Inc.
Original music by François Jolin
Editing by Marc Bouchard
Sound by Glenn Hodgins