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Nayla Dabaji | Reconstructions

Vidéographe + Dazibao
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Nov 15 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Une prsentation dans le cadre des soires dv_vd, une fructueuse collaboration entre Vidographe et Dazibao.

Les travaux en arts visuels de Nayla Dabaji sinspirent dvnements actuels, de gens et de lieux qui lentourent et se basent sur une lecture contextuelle et subjective de ceux-ci, quils relvent de lexprience ou quils mergent dune lecture historique ou ethnographique. Ses projets, souvent structurs et prsents comme des essais de reconstructions ou remakes , ont t raliss dans diffrents pays Core du sud, Suisse et Irlande du Nord et sont inspirs de ces diffrents lieux ainsi que dautres o elle a vcu Cameroun, France, Liban et Canada. Ses uvres portent un intrt pour le mouvement et les notions de migration et de temporalit. Avec un regard contemplatif et axe sur lide de la superposition, sa pratique sollicite techniquement lutilisation dune varit de sources found footage, archives personnelles, sons, anecdotes ou textes littraires et de mdias tels que linstallation, lart vido, laction performative, lcriture, la photographie et le tissage. Comme des sortes de matriels et/ou expriences brutes quelle pourrait recombiner/recrer linfini, ses oeuvres restent toujours en cours, limage dune archive vivante...

Nayla Dabaji prsentera une slection de vidos ainsi que des uvres en arts visuels/installations qui ont faonnes sa dmarche artistique. Certaines de ces pices sont des projets individuels, dautres sont produites en duo avec Ziad Bitar; un artiste qui, comme elle, a tudi les arts au Liban et sest install Montral en 2011. Les projets en arts visuels sont axes sur des thmatiques similaires aux vidos et se basent souvent sur le rcit, le dialogue ou le tmoignage : escalader le mont Saint-Hilaire aprs lavoir point du doigt sur une carte, suivre les mares de Daebudo vlo, se remmorer les carreaux de cramiques de son atelier Beyrouth comme si elle les portait, simaginer suivre les pas accidents de Buster Keaton, discuter avec des passants Soul de hauts parleurs qui auraient exist mais qui nexistent plus, collecter des tmoignages douloureux pour ensuite sobstiner les oublier...Elle prsentera ces pices en introduction, comme de possibles prambules sa pratique en art vido.

Les vidos choisies sont engages dans des rflexions contemplatives sur la migration, laccident, le paysage et le voyage : un personnage raconte ses vaines tentatives traverser la frontire quelle/il survit miraculeusement chaque fois, un voyage la recherche dune rsolution merge de la contemplation de la mer, des mots se dplacent dans un espace temporel de manire irrelle, des images et des penses mergent de sa tte puis sclipsent par le coin de lcran...Ces uvres sont elles-mmes des voyages; on sent le mouvement, comme celui de la respiration, et beaucoup se passe dans son imaginaire et/ou celui du spectateur...

PROGRAMME

Prsentation de travaux en arts visuels
Wearinga place(2014)
Who said that something happened?, en collaboration avec Ziad Bitar (2006)
A road into the sea(2010)
Km.0,en collaboration avec Ziad Bitar (2017)

Projection
Waves(2014) 2 min. 29 sec. (extrait)
Intervalle(2014) 8 min. 20 sec.
out of time, temps morts(2015) 5 min. 16 sec. (extrait)
Rumeurs(2015) 8 min. 34 sec.
out of the corner of my eye(2015) 3 min. 15 sec.
Km.0, co-ralis avec Ziad Bitar (2017) 6 min. 22 sec.



Nayla Dabaji est ne Beyrouth et dtient un master en Arts Plastiques de lAcadmie Libanaise des Beaux-arts (ALBA). Aprs avoir vcu au Cameroun, en France et au Liban, elle immigre au Qubec en 2011 et dveloppe un intrt pour lart vido pendant ses tudes lUniversit Concordia. A ct de sa pratique individuelle, elle travaille en duo avec Ziad Bitar. Leurs projets ont t exposs dans plusieurs institutions et centres darts comme VU Photo Qubec, Artsonje Center Soul et Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne.nayladabaji.com

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As part of the dv_vd screenings, a fruitful collaboration between Vidographe and Dazibao.

Nayla Dabajis visual art work is inspired by actual events and the people and places that surround her. It is based on a contextual and subjective interpretation of these, whether it is derived from experience or informed by an historical or ethnographic reading. Her projects are often structured and presented as reconstructed essays or remakes. Movement and notions of migration and temporality are central themes in her works, which have been made in a number of different countries: South Korea, Switzerland and Northern Ireland. She takes inspiration from these places as well as others in which she has lived: Cameroon, France, Lebanon, and Canada. Superimposition is also central to her practice; taking a contemplative approach, she combines a variety of sourcesfound footage, personal archives, sounds, anecdotes or literary textsand media, such as video art, installation, performative action, writing, photography, and weaving. Her works therefore consist of a range of materials and/or raw experiences that she could infinitely recombine or recreate, so that they always remain in progress, like a living archive.

Nayla Dabaji will present a selection of videos and visual art works/installations that are representative of her artistic process. Some of these works are individual projects, while others have been produced in collaboration with Ziad Bitar, an artist who, like her, studied art in Lebanon and moved to Montreal in 2011. The visual arts projects are based on themes similar to those of the videos and often employ narrative, dialogue, or testimony: climbing Mont St-Hilaire after having pinpointed it on a map; following the Daebudo tide by bike; imagining carrying the ceramic tiles of her Beirut studio; imagining following in the footsteps of Buster Keaton; talking to passers-by in Seoul about loudspeakers that no longer existed; collecting painful stories and then trying hard to forget them...These works will be presented in her introduction, as possible preambles to her video art practice.

The selected videos offer contemplative reflections on migration, the accidental, landscape, and travel: a character recounts his vain attempts to cross the border that he / she survives miraculously every time; a journey to find answers through a contemplation the sea; the surreal movement of words through time and space; thoughts and images emerge from her mind then fade away in the corner of the screen...These works are journeys in themselves; we feel their movement, like breathing, and a great deal happens in her minds eye and/or that of the viewer...

PROGRAMME

Presentation of visual art works
Wearing a place(2014)
Who said that something happened?, in collaboration with Ziad Bitar (2006)
A road into the sea(2010)
Km.0,in collaboration with Ziad Bitar (2017)

Projection
Waves(2014) 2 min. 29 sec. (excerpt)
Interval(2014) 8 min. 20 sec.
out of time/temps morts,2015 5 min. 16 sec. (excerpt)
Rumors(2015) 8 min. 34 sec.
out of the corner of my eye(2015) 3 min. 15 sec.
Km.0,realized with Ziad Bitar (2017)6 min. 22 sec.



Nayla Dabaji was born in Beirut and holds a master in Fine Arts from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). After living in Cameroon, France and Lebanon, she immigrates to Qubec in 2011 and develops an interest in video art while studying at Concordia University. Aside from her individual practice, she works in duo with Ziad Bitar. Their work has been shown in various art spaces and institutions such as Vu Photo in Qubec, Artsonje Center in Seoul and Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne.nayladabaji.com

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