International Videoart Festival Madrid Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Madrid New Media Festival La Neomudéjar
Sinopsis: Ephemeral traces of nothingness Rotoscoping farmers, crumbling churches, dying memories as hand-painted layers, decay & collage on film emulsion as incidental traces of nothingness. A work that is aware of his own mecanisms
Bio: 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.
Has a multidisciplinary artist, 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).
Guillaume Vallée’s completing a PhD in Études et Pratiques des Arts at UQAM, under the direction of Louis Jacob & Mario Côté. The temporary title of his Research-Creation thesis is ”DIY apparatus: exploration of an alternative network of scenes by the media arts handy-man artist”.