Board of directors
Artist Philippe Hamelin’s work has been distributed by Vidéographe since 2001. His practice is situated at the crossover point between the visual arts, film and experimental video and mainly takes the form of installation, single-channel video and CGI animation. Hamelin is interested in videographic and spatial montage as a form of writing, and in the relationship between special effects and affects.
Since 2013, Hamelin’s works have been shown in galleries as well as at numerous festivals in Canada and around the world. In 2014, he initiated La Mirage with Sophie Bélair Clément and Vincent Bonin. He holds a degree in Cinema Studies from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University. He teaches visual arts at the Cégep de l’Outaouais and is a lecturer at the École multidisciplinaire de l’image at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.
Hamelin recognizes the invaluable contribution that artist-run centres make to the inception and evolution of artistic practices and communities, and has been actively involved in them, having been responsible for artistic programming at SAW Video from 2007 to 2009 and a board member at Galerie SAW (Ottawa) from 2006 to 2011 and then at Axenéo7 (Gatineau) from 2011 to 2015. He has been an enthusiastic member of Vidéographe’s board of directors since 2016.
Formerly from the National Film Board of Canada, Pierre Hébert is now an independent artist. From 1962 until now, he directed nearly thirty films amongs which Op Hop (1966), Souvenirs de Memories of War, Songs and Dances of the Inanimate World - the Subway (1984), La lettre d'amour (1988), the feature La Plante humaine (1996, SODEQ-AQCC award), Between Science and Garbage (2003, CALQ award) and Herqueville (2007). For more than twenty years, he traveled the world to present his live animation performances. He also collaborated with choreographers and writers. He received numerous awards amongst which the Quebec Government Award for Cinema (Albert-Tessier award) (2004) and an special award by the Tehran International Animation Festival (20017), both for life time achievement. In 2012, he received the prestigious Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Career Award to pursue work on his project Places and Monuments. In May 2018, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver awarded him an honorary doctorate for his entire work.
Céline B. La Terreur
Celine B. La Terreur lives and works in Montreal. She holds a Master's Degree in Visual and Intermedia Arts from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, 2002) and a BFA from Concordia University (1999). She also holds a diploma in feminist studies (Minor: Women and the Fine Arts, Concordia University, 1999).
Celine B. La Terreur has presented many solo exhibitions and performances in France (Jean-François Meyer Gallery, Marseille, 2011; Art Mandat, Barjols, 2011) and in Canada (articule, 2009; Joyce Yahouda Gallery Yahouda 2015, 2013, 2008, 2006, 2002; B-312 Gallery, 2001).
Celine B. LaTerreur's work was featured in international events such as the Oslo Screen Festival, Norway (2012) and the Magmart Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012). Her short film, The Divine Tragedy: The Tower, has been presented at the Cannes Marché du Film and at the New York City International Film Festival and was officially registered for the 87th Academy Awards.
Celine B. La Terreur is involved in many feminist organizations and is a proud contributor to the project ArtFem.TV, an online television programme presenting Art and Feminism, founded in Austria in 2008.
Photo credit : Richard-Max Tremblay
Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Quebec. She studied in both Sociology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Granada (Spain) before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. She is based in Montréal. Monnet is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab 2016. Her short films have screened at numerous festivals including Toronto International Film Festival (Ikwé, Warchild, Tshieutin), Les Rencontres Internationales (Gephyrophobia) and Sundance Film Festival (Mobilize). She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Awards for Best Short Drama for Roberta and best short documentary for Tshiuetin. She won a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival for Best experimental film for Mobilize. She is currently developing with Microclimat Films her first feature film entitled Bootlegger, selected for both CineMart and Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016, as well as the Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation residency in Paris.
As a visual artist, she has exhibited her work at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), as part of Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin/Madrid), Axenéo7, Plug In ICA, Arsenal Montréal, Urban Shaman, McCord Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal) among others.
After studying Political Science, Philosophy and Communication, Christian Morissette, has been actively promoting socially engaged short films for 7 years: he was sales and festivals director at Vidéographe before working for 4 years as a Chef distribution and market development for mobile Wapikoni.
He is very interested in the 360-degree video world, has completed a film that has been programmed at the SAT and is currently working on a medium length film.
Experimental filmmaker, video artist and independant curator, Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a Major in Film Animation and MFA in Studio Arts - Film Production option. He's interested in alternative forms of moving images in analogue forms as a way of considering the direct interaction between different mediums. His work is an exploration of materiality within the creative process. In attempts of creating a more complex relationship with his subject matter, Vallée makes use of cross-medium forms that range from camera-less techniques to optical effects, glitch, video feedback, resulting in expended & hybrid pieces.
Vallée is questionning the notions of recycling & reappropriation, treating all material as found footage within a collaborative practice, in film, video & performance. His audiovisual performances have been shown in various festivals (MUTEK, O.F.N.I., FICFA, Les Percéides, (...)) and his experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe, has been screened internationnaly. His latest short film, Le bulbe tragique, won the ''Best Canadian Work'' at WNDX (Festival of Moving Image). He's also the co-founder & programmer of Ibrida*Pluri Festival, along with Sonya Stefan & Samuel Bonony.
Guillaume Vallée's completing a PhD in Études et Pratiques des Arts at UQAM, under the direction of Louis Jacob & Mario Côté. His Research-Creation thesis is about the notions of DIY apparatus, scene and the artist as bricoleur, around the practices of experimental cinema.