GIV Video Screening in Paris

Excerpts from the original French press release. Translated by Feminine Moments.

Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) and Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir in Paris present:

GIV le 40e: D’icitte et d’ailleurs
Curated by kimura byol-nathalie lemoine
February 25, 2016, 19.00 hrs.
Cinéma Le Liminor-Hôtel de Ville
20, rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France

Consisting of several kinds of video – performance, drama, animation, documentary and experimental, this screening includes works from 1995 until to today, allowing you to discover the richness of the archives of the Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), an independent distributor of works by women, who celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Each work reflects the personal journey of the videographer. They were selected for their individual approach and choice of topics such as mental health (Madness in oven Shares), language and cultural heritage (Rachki), self-representation (The exhibition), the community (Welcome to Africville), immigration (SEWenir), death (the Hangman), dance (Beats).

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the curator and GIV’s ambassador in Paris kimura byol-nathalie lemoine.

GIV poster

This presentation is part of a series of activities surrounding the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the GIV. It is made possible through the financial support of the Arts Council of Canada Initiatives Program. GIV thank the artists, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montreal and kimura BYOL-Nathalie Lemoine, Nicole Fernandez Ferrer and Audiovisual Centre Simone de Beauvoir in Paris.

kimura byol-nathalie lemoine

kimura byol-nathalie lemoine is a (transgender) feminist and conceptual multimedia artist who works on identities (the diaspora, ethnicity, colourism, post-colonialism, immigration, gender) and expreses it through calligraphy, painting, manipulated images, poetry, video and photography. Their work has been exhibited, screened and published internationally and as a curator they aim to develop projects giving voice and visibility to minorities and they continue their activist practice.

Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV)

Founded in 1975 in Monreal, Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) aims to distribute, disseminate and generate independent videos and it is one of the few centers of the world, dedicated to the development of video works by women. Their collection now includes 1300 titles of work by 330 artists. It reflects a multitude of approaches and strategies, offering views of women from all generations and cultures. Throughout the year GIV has organised events and created projects in collaboration with artists from several disciplines, guest curators, festivals and social organisations.