Serge Clément
in Carleton-sur-Mer


Three Short Film: Fragrant Light, D’Aurore and L’envol du ciel

Studio Hydro-Québec, Quai des arts | 774 Boulevard Perron | Carleton-sur-Mer (Carleton sector)
From August 18 to September 18, projections on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Serge Clément, Montreal, Québec |

Serge Clément’s photography practice is one of questioning, research, and creativity. His approach, offering poetic and disturbing images, ranges from documentary to installation, including social commentary, poetic account, and photographic essay.

His work has been the subject of solo exhibits in different European countries, in Hong Kong and in Canada. In November 2014 his exhibit Dépaysé, co-produced by the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, opened in Paris.

The artist has published a number of photobooks. The exhibition Constellations, created with Alexis Desgagnés and presented in Québec City in April 2014, was the first Québec exhibition devoted specifically to this type of book. It exploits simultaneously the dual condition of photographer and collector.

Serge Clément has also directed three short films based on photographic images.

He has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


Three Short Film: Fragrant Light, D’Aurore and L’envol du ciel

Fragrant Light / Parfum de lumière (National Film Board, Montreal, 2002, 9 min)
This photographic and cinematographic “fragrance” unveils a fictional city through space and time – Hong Kong prefiguring the fate of Shanghai – while the photographer’s own city gives a glimpse of twenty-first-century megalopolises. He also takes us forward and backward in history, in multidimensional chiaroscuros that speak to us about him and ourselves, about what we are and what we will be.

D’aurore (Ottoblix, Montreal, 2012, 12 min)
Begun in 2009, this short subject explores the encounter of cinema and photography. Produced from images taken in nine cities around the world for the dance-theatre piece 5 heures du matin (Pigeons International, 2005), the film slowly moves from night to luminous awakening. In 2011, Olivier Calvert added a fabulous sound track.

L’envol du ciel (Serge Clément, Montreal, 2013, 3 min 37 sec)
This short film, the result of a commission, presents an encounter with the musical research of the DJ Champion album°1.