17 May Introduction to Experimental Cinema | In person
Introduction to Experimental Cinema | In person
Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2023
Wednesday May 17, 2023
6 pm - 9 pm
Instructor | Guillaume Vallée
Single rate $20
Free of formal constraints and constantly evolving, experimental cinema can be difficult to define. From the history of the genre to current practices, this theoretical and analytical workshop presents an in-depth portrait of the creative trends in experimental cinema. A selection of films and videos by emerging and established artists will be presented, followed by a group discussion.
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Experimental filmmaker, video artist and independent curator, Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Animation and an MFA in Studio Arts – Film Production. He works primarily in Super8, 16mm and VHS. His audiovisual performances have been presented in a multitude of festivals in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and Austria. His experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe, Light Cone and Winnipeg Film Group, have been presented internationally in many festivals. Guillaume Vallée was artist-in-residence at La Bande Vidéo (Canada) in 2017, at Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains (France) and at Signal Culture (USA) in 2018. In 2020, he was able to complete three artist residencies, at Studio 303 (Montreal, CA), Visual Alchemy with Al Razutis (British Columbia, CA) and Main Film (Montreal, CA). In 2021, at PANACHE Art Actuel (Sept-Îles, CA) and at Light Cone’s post-production residency, Atelier 105 (Paris, FR) to edit his latest short film elles s’élèvent, ces forteresses éponges.