The Atoms of Reality
Les atomes du réel
It was like a dream, filled with grave perfumes, with limpidity and sensuous chimes. A misplaced device in a turbid instant where the mechanisms of humility ring out. A crack obscurely revealing the entrails of nothingness. The memory of surfaces hit by translucent instruments. A well where the atoms of reality loudly dissolve. It was like a dream, filled with grave perfumes.
Marco Joubert is a self-taught Canadian filmmaker and video artist, with a background in architecture and visual arts. His audiovisual practice, characterized by its formal rigor, tends toward the development of a personal language, situated at the crossroads of cinema, video art and poetry. Thematically, his work revolves around the specificity of the human condition: the implications of our capacity to think and reason; the gap between material comfort and our basic needs; the difficulty of communicating with others; and the ever-looming presence of our mortality. It is about the creation of otherworldly realities that still have the power to resonate with our common experiences as human beings. Professional experiences, film shoots, workshops, residencies or invitations to festivals have brought him to Nebraska, Chicago, Prague, London, Ottawa, Brussels, Spain, Los Angeles and Minsk. He has had the privilege to collaborate with Marie Tifo, Pierre Curzi, Pauline Vaillancourt and Wayne Horvitz. The works he has directed, co-directed or co-created were rewarded by the attribution of fifteen awards, in addition to earning over ninety nominations; they were screened in Canada, the United States, Peru, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Russia, Belarus, India and Australia.
Cinematography: Marco Joubert; Editing: Marco Joubert; Sound design: Marco Joubert; Music: Wayne Horvitz