Le Révélateur

Conversations at the Edge

The Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Le Révélateur is Montreal-based video artist Sabrina Ratté and musician Roger Tellier-Craig (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am). Using digital and analog tools, the two produce mesmerizing audiovisual performances of pulsing light corridors, abstract color washes, spaced-out synths and jump-cut rhythms—paying homage to the pioneers of electronic and computer art, while exploring entirely new dimensions. In this special program, the duo perform a new, long-form composition and screen a selection of Ratté’s short videos, including Activated Memory (2011), Littoral Zones, Landfall, and Habitat (all from 2014), with sound by Tellier-Craig.

Le Révélateur (2008) has performed across North America and Europe, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), On Land (San Francisco), Mutek (Montreal), Mutek.Mx (Mexico City), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Micro Mutek (Barcelona), Suoni per Il Popolo (Montreal), Send+Receive (Winnipeg), Tone Deaf (Kingston), Sight + Sound (Montreal) and POP Montreal. Recordings are available on Gneiss Things, NNA Tapes and Root Strata.

Sabrina Ratté (b.1982, Montreal, Canada) is a visual artist, mainly working in the field of video. Her work has been shown widely, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Museum of the Moving Image, and Phillips’s inaugural Paddles ON! sale. She is part of the online collective Computers Club.

Roger Tellier-Craig (b.1975, Sorel, Canada) is an electronic musician whose musical past is profoundly rooted in Montreal’s underground scene, including iconic rock outfit Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am and Et Sans (with Alexandre St-Onge).

Presented in partnership with Conversations at the Edge; support provided by mediaThe foundation inc.