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
Benjamin is a strategy and management consultant. He is passionate about the impact that technological innovation can have on the Quebec and Canadian economy. His professional background has allowed him to work closely with innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs in order to help them achieve their ambitions. He has also been a strategy consultant to senior executives of Canadian companies and has worked in the Montreal startup community as well as in an investment bank in Morocco. Benjamin wants to be able to bring his expertise, his motivation, and his work ethic to Vidéographe in its governance and the management of its projects. Benjamin is passionate about the visual arts, particularly cinema and late 20th-century design. Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Concordia University.
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.
Yannick Desranleau is a multidisciplinary artist, who works in collaboration with Chloë Lum. Their works lie at the intersection of various mediums: photography, video, installation, sound, text, performance, and print. Their practice questions the concept of collaboration, as well as the relationships between sensitive bodies and inanimate objects. In their recent work, these topics are examined through the lens of chronic disease. Working together in Tiohtiá: ke (Montreal) since 2000, their works have been exhibited internationally and are part of the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.
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. He works mainly on Super8, 16mm and VHS.
Guillaume Vallée has been an artist-in-residence at La Bande Vidéo (Quebec, Canada) in 2017 and at Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing, FR) & Signal Culture (Owego, USA) in 2018. He’s currently an artist-in-residence at Main Film, part of the Film Factory program (2019-2020).