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 an employee of the National film board of Canada where between 1965 and 1999 he directed over twenty animation shorts and a feature (La Plante humaine, best Quebec feature award 1996), Pierre Hébert is now an independent artist and filmmaker. Since 2001, he traveled the world with his musician colleague Bob Ostertag presenting the Living Cinema live animation performance over 80 times. He also worked with many other musicians. He equally collaborated with dance companies in New York, Montreal and France and published two books and many articles on cinema and animation. He also pursue a carreer as a visual artist (drawings, installations, web projects). Currently, his main project is a new series of films “Places and Monuments” for which he received, in 2012, from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec the prestigious «career grant» for cinema. In 2005, he was the recipient of the “Albert Tessier” cinema award from the Quebec government for lifetime achievement, in 2017, he received a special carreer award from the Tehran International Animation Festival, and in 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. http://pierrehebert.com
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
Benjamin is a strategy and management consultant. He enjoys resolving key complex issues for Canadian businesses. His professional career has given him the opportunity to work closely with company directors in the banking, real estate, aerospace, and financial sectors. He has also worked with Montréal-based start-ups and in business banking in Morocco. Benjamin would like to bring his expertise, motivation and work ethic to Vidéographe in the management and governance of its projects. He is passionate about the visual arts and in particular late 20th century cinema and design.
Benjamin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Concordia University and a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
Charlotte Clermont is interested in the moving image and the possible connection between the treatment of her materials and the themes which she explores. Working mainly with VHS and video mixers, the visual quality of her images, often dreamy and misty, tends to capture the complexity of her relationship towards people and her environment. Her videos are part of an oneiric universe and raises questions about her own emotional and psychological development. By reappropriating the image through analog manipulations and distortions, she subtly reveals a fragmented and non-linear narrative thread, where tension, intimacy, mystery and daily life coexist.
Graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Studio Arts, her work has been presented in Canada and internationally at Biennale Itoshima Arts Farm (Japan), Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Canada), Antimatter [Media Art] (Canada), La Traverse Vidéo (France), IFF Rotterdam (Netherlands), Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Germany), Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival (Norway) and Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland). She has been selected as an artist in residence at Studio Kura (Japan), Signal Culture (USA), Fusion Gallery (Italy) and Shiro Oni (Japan). Her videos are distributed by Videographe, Video Out and Winnipeg Film Group.
Étienne is a business lawyer who works for a national law firm. His practice mainly revolves around business financing, project funding, banking law and infrastructure projects. As part of his practice, Étienne regularly works with financial institutions and local and international businesses, and he is often involved in the setting up of various social infrastructure projects. Before embarking on a career in law, Étienne worked in the field of communications and journalism.
Étienne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Université de Montréal, a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Politics from the Université de Montréal (including a term at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Grenoble) and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal. Etienne is a member of the Barreau du Québec.
Catherine Ricard-P. is a Montréal-based lawyer specializing in art law. She is a member of the Association des juristes pour l’avancement de la vie artistique, of the Association des juristes progressistes and the Young Bar of Montréal.
Catherine benefitted from Vidéographe’s mentorship program in 2017 and has been using the centre’s facilities regularly for more than two years as an artist-member. While moving image is very important to her, she is also interested in still imagery, such as the photonovel, and in ethnographic objects.
Catherine is also involved in Equivoc, a multidisciplinary production company for visual performance and choreographic installations.
Danielle Samedy is an experienced manager in marketing, marketing communication and change management, with more than 15 years’ experience in market development and brand image management, digital marketing, content creation and publicity. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Université de Montréal and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from Cornell University, she has worked in the marketing teams of large companies such as Microcell, TELUS, Loto-Québec and Québécor. Danielle has also been awarded a certification in change management from PROSCI (ADKAR), a key element in assuring the optimal success of marketing projects and of organizational, digital, and brand transformation. Since January 2018, Danielle has helped marketing teams to optimize media investments and to build the best marketing and communications strategies based on data analysis. She also offers support in developing revenue growth plans, business management plans, and brand exposure, and as well as in change management.
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.