© Barry Doupé,  The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important  (2012). Video still.

Screening and meeting with Barry Doupé 

On January 11, 2017
Artist talk: 6:30 pm | Screening: 7:30 pm


Vidéographe and Dazibao present the animated feature The Colors That Combine to Make White are Important by Barry Doupé.
The screening will be preceded by a presentation by the artist of his ongoing work and research.

The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important (2012) explores the power structures within a failing Japanese glass factory. Two parallel storylines — one involving the investigation of a suspect employee, the other a stolen painting — converge in a crude exposé on gender and desire. In this computer-animated film, Doupé’s characters rapidly evolve through three distinct acts. The dominant archetypes of the Japanese salaryman genre are subverted and the hierarchical relationship between employer and employee is deconstructed to examine language, art, and expression.

More information here.

Barry Doupé (b. 1982 Victoria, BC) is a Vancouver-based artist primarily working in computer animation. He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts, majoring in animation.


This screening is presented in parallel with the exhibition HB no 6 / HORS PAGE, organized by the partners of the magazine: Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé, Articule, Axeneo 7, Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK, Galerie Joyce Yahouda and Galerie SAW Gallery, and presented at CLARK from January 12 to February 16, 2017.

Dazibao thanks the artist and Vidéographe for their generous collaboration and its members for their support.

Dazibao receives financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal.