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Mentorship

Vidéographe’s mentorship program is intended to encourage the professional and artistic development of artists in the early stages of their career. Selected participants in this program will be entitled to 16 hours of consultation time with a professional artist in their field, and to take a course at Vidéographe. They will also have access to our digital lab and screening equipment, depending on the nature of the project. The mentorship program can help in developing a new project, exploring a new technique, or completing a work-in-progress.

The 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 editions of the Mentorship Program benefit from the financial support of RBC through RBC Emerging Artists program.

The profiles of the artist-mentors participating in this program can be found below.

To see the call for submissions for the 2022-2023 edition of the mentorship program, click here.

Guillaume Vallée

Guillaume Vallée

Experimental
movie-maker

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.

 

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 in Canada, USA, France, Italy and Japan and his experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe and Winnipeg Film Group, have been screened internationnaly.

 

His work has been awarded in 2013, for The Yellow Ghost (Grand Prix Dérapage), in 2016 at the WNDX festival (Festival of Moving Image) for his short film, Le bulbe tragique (” Best Canadian Work ”) and il fait gris dans ta tête, tout à coup, a videopoem codirected with Sarah Seené, as part of Festival de Poésie de Montréal (Grand Prix Video-Poésie 2018).

 

Vallée is an instructor and gives workshops on experimental cinema and video art in various artist-run centres. His workshops include hand-processing film, contact printing, painting and scratch on film and analog glitch. He has given several artist talks internationally, at La Maison du Québec in Saint-Malo (France), at the Space Cell Lab (South Korea), at filmkoop wien (Austria), just to name a few and also locally, including at the University of Montreal, at Concordia University and as part of the Journées de la Culture.

 

Guillaume Vallée was artist in residence at La Bande Vidéo (Canada) in 2017, at Le Fresnoy – national studio of contemporary arts (France) and at Signal Culture (United States) in 2018. In 2020, he was able to carry out three artist residencies : at Studio 303 (Canada), for the creation of pas d’apparat corps, an experimental videodance in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Calla Durose-Moya and musicians Pulsatilla & Hazy Montagne Mystique, at Main Film (Canada), as part of the Film Factory program, in which he created his latest 16mm experimental short film Monsieur Jean-Claude and at the Visual Alchemy studio (Canada) with Al Razutis, for learning stereoscopic video (3D).