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Ease on Down the Road | Collectif HAT

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

We are excited to announce Ease on Down the Road artists-in-residence Collectif HAT.

March 1st to 30th

"During this residency, Collectif HAT will be focusing on a series of studies where painting (as a medium) will be the subject of the animation. The medium becomes the object which is animated. Thus, by playing with perspective, the painted object can move in space. The animation sometimes takes place on a flat surface (such as a canvas, a wall, a sheet of transparent plexiglass), sometimes on a three-dimensional volume (for example, a decorative object, a sculpture, a geometric volume)."

Ease on Down the Road is an artist-in-residence program aimed at supporting emerging media artists. Struts pays a stipend for travel and offers mentorship and guidance to two regional emerging artists each year as they experiment and develop new work. The artists stay in our private apartment and have unlimited access to studio space and the centre’s equipment holdings during their residency.

Workshop | Intro to Dragonframe | Stop Motion Animation

March 30, 7-9pm

Dragonframe is a professional image capture software for stop motion animation. Created by professional animators for animators, Dragonframe allows users to create high-quality stop motion animation with digital still cameras and digital video cameras. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic operations of Dragonframe including camera connection, interface navigation, project management, working with the cinematography and animation tools, and how to export a film.

Collectif HAT

Based in unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq peoples / Moncton NB, Collectif HAT was created by three artists – Hyacinthe Raimbault, Angie Richard, and Tracey Richard – in 2018, following a collaboration on the installation Tremble (presented at the Galerie Sans Nom as part of the RE:FLUX Festival), where they combined their complementary experiences to explore the field of media arts. Their work exists in different forms (short film, installation, VJ performance) and is often composed of different techniques such as time-lapse, stop-motion animation, video mapping, and sound manipulation.

Angie and Tracey grew up near the water, and their work gravitates around themes related to their identity, such as the sea, language and landscape. They allow each other to freely interpret their collective memory. Their fascination with cinema goes back to their childhood, when their mother worked in a video store. They love horror and animated movies.

Before arriving in Canada, Hyacinthe Raimbault worked for several years as a cinema projectionist in France. He is now the technical director of Salle Bernard-Leblanc and lighting technician in several theaters in Moncton.

In 2019, their film Le Grous Poisson (directed by Tracey Richard and Angie Richard) received the ACIC/ONF Le Prix La Vague for Best Acadian Short Film. They have also participated in numerous residencies and their work has been presented internationally in festivals in Paris (France), in Lafayette (Louisiana), in the Maritime provinces, in Québec, Montréal, Vancouver and Moncton. Their work has been supported by Canada Council for the Arts, artsnb, the National Film Board, Music NB, and the New Brunswick Department of Culture.


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