ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Louise Bourque is a filmmaker recently returned to her native Edmundston, New Brunswick after 30 years in the US and elsewhere. Her films have been screened in more than forty-five countries and broadcast on PBS and the Sundance Channel in the US as well as on Radio-Québec in Canada and SBS in Australia. Her work has been presented at major galleries and museums worldwide, including the Musée de la Civilisation and the Galerie nationale in Québec, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.
"[...]what is special and valuable about Bourque's films as a whole[... she] has moved through numerous strands of experimental film and video history, grounded herself in practices and traditions that once seemed incompatible, and is now pointing the way to something new.”
- Excerpt from "Impossible Trips Back Home: The Films of Louise Bourque", Michael Sicinski, Images Festival, 2009
Born and raised in the Alps, I and work in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) since 2003. My video work is regularly screened in local and international festivals (Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York MIXNY, Festival du Film court d’Angoulême, Fantasia, Québec Cinéma, FIFA, M.U.F.F., F.F.F, Queer City Cinema...). Since 2012, my multidisciplinary projects have been exhibited in Montreal, Toronto and Sarajevo. Alongside theses activities, I teach visual arts in post secondary institutions, I facilitate art workshops in the community and I take car of my young family.
JEAN MARC LARIVIÈRE
Jean Marc Larivière was born on January 31, 1955, in Hawkesbury, Ontario. After studying mathematics and physics at university, he became involved in writing, music, theatre and film, first in Toronto for some thirty years, then in Ottawa since 2006.
A self-taught filmmaker, his work has been shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, the Cinémathèque Ontario, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, the Cinémathèque française (Paris), and the American Film and Video Festival (New York), among others. When he is not behind the camera, he contributes to projects by other artists such as Peter Mettler, Barbara Sternberg, Marie Cadieux, Robert Dickson and Patrice Desbiens. Since 1979, Jean Marc Larivière has run his own production company, Les communications osmose. He has three children.
Lise Beaudry is a Franco-Ontarian artist originally from the rural region of Témiscamingueon the Ontario-Québec border. As an artist, she seeks ways to do and think with photography as a platform for experimentation.She holds a BFA from Concordia University (1997) and an MFA from York University (2006). Her photographic and video work has been presented across Canada and internationally, including Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles (1997), Grunt Gallery, Vancouver (1999) A Space, Toronto (2000), Biennial of Young Artists, Romania (2004), Ice Follies, North Bay (2006), AXENÉO7, Gatineau (2010), Art Gallery of Hamilton (2011) and Art Gallery of Mississauga (2012), Pierre François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal (2017) and Koffler Gallery, Toronto (2018). In 2012, Beaudry won the BMW Exhibition Prize at the Contact Photography Festival. Her works are in private collections including TD Bank Art Collection. Now residing in Toronto, she is a professor in the Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto in Mississauga.
Daniel Cockburn plays at the intersection of avant-garde and narrative cinema. Bringing together innovative storytelling strategies with structuralist experimentation, he breaks open day-to-day reality to reveal the strange codes beneath. Self-reflexive to the point of neurosis, Cockburn is fascinated with how moving images can illuminate the structures and rhythms of our lives; he is forever looking for hidden meaning in randomness and patterns in chaos.
DANIEL COCKBURN WIKI
Jacquelyn Hébert‘s is a Winnipeg-bred, Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist whose work stems from an interest in historical, cultural and imagined narratives. Her recent artistic focus deals with the complexity of Canadian and Franco-Canadian identities. She is interested in the spaces between cultural expectations and the reality of lived experiences. Hébert has shown her work both nationally and internationally and in 2014 she completed a Masters of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal.
Maria Legault is a performance artist that has hidden in paper bags, married a doll and stuffed crevices with pink icing. She holds a BFA from Concordia University, an MFA from the University of Guelph and a PhD from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been exhibited nationally at Forest City Gallery, Inter-Access, Mercer Union, Nuit Blanche, Print Studio, Rodman Hall, Galerie Sans Nom, Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, Saw Gallery, Western Front et 7a11d. She has also exhibited internationally at Castle of Imagination Performance Festival in Poland , at the Balkans Biennale in Serbia, Reinraum in Allemagne, Pow-Pow Performance Festival in the United-States and the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg in France. She was awarded the Best Emerging Artist Award at the Untitled Art Awards in Toronto in 2005, the People’s Choice Prize for Nuit Blanche in 2009 and funding from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada arts councils. She has worked in various artist run centers and been a cultural reporter for TFO’s Panorama. Her work has been widely exhibited in Canada and internationally. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and grants.
Nadine Valcin is an award-winning bilingual producer, writer and director. Her factual and documentary work has been shown in Canada on CBC, CBC News Network, TVO, W, Artv, Réseau de l’information (RDI), Société Radio-Canada (SRC), TFO, as well TV One and the History Network in the United States
She has directed four documentary projects for the National Film Board of Canada, including the critically-acclaimed Black, Bold and Beautiful (1999) and Une école sans frontières (A School without Borders, 2008). In 2016, her short experimental film Heartbreak was one of 20 finalists among over 1700 submissions to the inaugural TIFFxInstagram Shorts Fest in 2016. Her current focus is on dramatic projects. She has written and directed three short narrative films and is developing two feature films as well as the virtual reality experience Ghosts of Remembrance about the forgotten history of slavery in Canada.
Nadine has been awarded numerous grants and prizes including two prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowships and a Drama Prize from the National Screen Institute for the short film In Between. She holds a professional degree in architecture from McGill University and is an alumna of Doc Lab, Women in the Director’s Chair, and the National Screen Institute. She was an artist-in-residence for the 2015-16 academic year at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and the recipient of the 2016 WIFT-T/DGC Ontario Director Mentorship.