CHRYSALIDE TRILOGY, CHRYSALIDE EMPEREUR AND 180°
Chrysalide trilogy, Chrysalide Empereur and 180°– films by Patrick Bernatchez
Includes a discussion with the artist
Full run time including the discussion with the artist is 120 minutes
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium
Patrick Bernatchez’s films draw from different traditions and aesthetics such as mannerism, baroque, pop culture, horror movies, science fiction, or fantasy. This eclecticism allows him to probe the notion of identity in a world increasingly shaped by capitalist culture. He is interested in social schizophrenia and obsessive behavior including hyper-consumption. These films explore and depict the topics of vanity, decline and alienation. The central three videos of the trilogy, I Feel Cold Today, Chrysalide and 13, are independent and part of a whole at the same time.