Ruins Rider is part of an ongoing archeology project involving extensive research in lost civilisations


Ruins Rider (2017) by PIERRE-LUC VAILLANCOURT

Upcoming screenings of raw energy :


  • Cinémathèque québécoise (Montreal, Canada)
    19, 20, 25 & 27 September 2017
  • Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival (Harstad, Norway)
    19-22 October 2017
  • Forma Free Music Impulse Festival di Arti Elettroniche (Udine, Italy)
    program w/ Ryoji Ikeda, Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine, etc.
    2-4 November 2017



Ruins Rider
Directed by PIERRE-LUC VAILLANCOURT. Original music by MARC HURTADO.
2017 / 49 minutes



Filmed in the lost territories of the Balkans, Ruins Rider portrays the secret ruins that triggered trances over the past centuries. Using an array of hypnotic pulsating flickers, filmmaker PIERRE-LUC VAILLANCOURT conceived an explosive kinetic experience. Accompanied by a powerful soundtrack by MARC HURTADO of the cult project Étant Donnés, Ruins Rider is a visceral experience of hypnagogic archeology and raw energy.



Ruins Rider (2016) de PIERRE-LUC VAILLANCOURT

Ruins Rider (2016) de PIERRE-LUC VAILLANCOURT

Images tirées de Ruins Rider (2016) de PIERRE-LUC VAILLANCOURT



“Remarkable, invigorating and immersive work. A deeply committed and brilliantly hypnotic film. Powerful.”
– ALCHEMY FILM & MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL


“Ruins Rider is marked as the most powerful of the films that I have seen. It’s a real subject explored with great energy using the new art of the computer to great effect and viscerally stimulating. There is history and ideas and technological wizardry.”
– FILMMAKER, WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY NEAT


“For Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt this is an attempt to inject a convulsive barbarization, or a self-barbarization as Alain Brossat calls it, into the anesthetized social body in order to jolt it with a reviving electroshock.”
– ESSE ARTS + OPINIONS


“Mover-and-shaker Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt treated us to a night of his curated film showings at San Francisco Cinematheque. His goal is to “push the envelope” and we think he succeeded!”
– RE/SEARCH PUBLICATIONS. V. VALE


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MMXVI (December 31, 2016)
Alban Eifed, Cornucopia, Feast of Kyriat, Festival of Dionysus, Équinoxe d’Automne MMXVI (September 22, 2016)