Both sonically and visually The Moons of Palaver celebrates the rhythms, patterns, resonance, and lyrical elusiveness that can be found or sought out on any particular evening. The original material is a result of an intervalometer test of soft focus automotive headlights shot in the early 2000’s. In 2017 the footage was rediscovered and reworked into a composite of various arrangements engaging in the filmmakers preoccupation with abstraction. The audio arrangement is a collage of various found material which was originally recorded in the late 1960’s. As a whole the work creates a spectrum of proximities.

Director's Bio

Eric Gaucher has been working in motion pictures since the mid-nineties. His first endeavors in directing were for local independent rock bands in Montreal. He then went on to direct the independent documentary film Ode to a Sparrow, a lyrical portrait of the Montreal poet Peter Van Toorn. Then subsequently : The Arthur Lipsett Project, A Dot on the Histo Map. A documentary film about the Canadian experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. The film was produced and released by the National Film Board of Canada.
Eric Gaucher
3 Minutes
Montreal, Canada
Watch the Trailer
1/24/20 1:00pm at Cité des Arts
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