BIO Thomas Corriveau is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in particular in drawing, painting and animated film. His work has been exhibited in Québec and abroad, and he has made some fifteen works of public art. He is a professor of visual and media art at the Université du Québec à Montréal and co-founder of Grupmuv, a research-creation laboratory dedicated to drawing and to the moving image in contemporary artistic practices.
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Thomas Corriveau is interested in the transposition of movement in dance through drawing, painting and the printed image. This research finds its most fruitful expression in his animated films and his projects which include moving images. Corriveau explores the possibility of giving carnal presence to the animated image by developing close ties between the depicted movements of the dancing body and movement in drawings and in animation. This exploration leads him to develop repetitive and fragmented structures, such as animated film loops which ceaselessly criss-cross and are reconstructed.
PROJECT In his project, Thomas Corriveau wishes to focus his attention on the inscription of time in animated painted images. He plans to produce two or three animated sequences of several seconds in length (from ten to fifteen seconds each) in order to create animated loops. These images will be painted using a rotoscoping technique, based on projected images taken from video sequences. This will give rise to intensive work of producing paintings on paper which will, on the one hand, be digitised to generate animated loops and, on the other, be spread on a wall to form large ensembles, showing the materials of the animated image in the process of being made. Corriveau wishes to experiment in particular with the spatial arrangement of the two kinds of image, fixed and moving, to make tangible a singular experiment in painting, that of seeking to replicate the idea of becoming absorbed while contemplating a painting.