6th DMZ Docs(2014)
I AM DOCU
Conquering fear by manufacturing scares: that’s what the teens in Hoax_Canular do with their webcams, unleashing rumours of the end of the world. Dominic Gagnon continues his work with amateur online videos; this fourth instalment hits the cycle’s most serious, yet also lightest, note yet. The teens in question give new meaning to online sharing; we never know where parody ends and sincerity begins. Constructed as a countdown to the presumed end of the world, the film is much more: its editing results in a profound reflection on how young people are appropriating the angst being stoked by the media. Ultimately, their fear rituals are just another way to envision the future.
Recently, Dominic Gagnon has produced and directed dark and mythological collage video made out with fragments of webcam broadcasts removed from several platforms for their controversial or too explicit content. His recent films : Rip in Pieces America (2009) and Pieces and Love All to Hell (2011) leave the spectators excited, agitated, with a lot of questions and something we might call “sociologic adrenaline”. Dominic Gagnon is not searching the web for the mediocre, but for the extraordinary, remarkable and disturbing. Big Kiss Goodnight (2012), Gagnon’s new work follows this path with a particular intensity. (Molly Cox, San-Francisco) L’Espace de la Société (2012) Big Kiss Goodnight (2012) Hoax_Canular (2013) Pieces and Love All to Hell (2011) RIP in Pieces America (2009) Operation Cobra (2001) Du moteur à explosion (2000)
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