Continuons Le Combat

  • Continuons Le Combat

  • Artist: Pierre Falardeau
  • Year: 1974
  • Duration: 31:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Lutte, the french word for wrestling, also means struggle. This duality serves as the basic structure underlying the tape.

    The television footage of a wrestling match is employed as a metaphor of Quebec society. In voice over, Falardeau proposes a compelling analysis of the structure of the ritual of wrestling: good guy/underdog, the evil antagonist, the force of order, the desire of the crowd. It is ritual of catharsis, vindication and release.

    This video was selected by curator Renee Baert for Vintage Video: Early Canadian Video Art to 1974, a video exhibition in Toronto, 1986.

  • Accession #: 0132
  • Distribution Status: In Library Only
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