Vidéographe at 50: Debut Works

July 15, 2021 to August 30, 2021

A chance to revisit some of the debut works of filmmakers who were the rising stars of their time.

Luc Bourdon

Luc Bourdon is a major figure in video art in Canada. Over a period of more than 25 years, he has created some 50 works in varying genres, including documentary, fiction, and experimental video.

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The Vidéographe collection is brimming over with debut works by artists and filmmakers who have enjoyed significant careers. This program is a chance to revisit the beginnings of some of the rising stars of their time : Robert Morin, Lorraine Dufour, Rodrigue Jean, Louis Bélanger, Bruno Baillargeon, Ricardo Trogi, Robin Aubert, Chloé Leriche, and Anne Émond.  

In 2021, Vidéographe celebrates 50 years of commitment to the support and dissemination of video and experimental moving image practices. Still driven by the creative spirit of its founders, Vidéographe is planning a year of celebration that will bridge generations of artists, with an emphasis on creation, collaboration and the sharing of works from its collection.

Artist Luc Bourdon, in collaboration with the team at Vidéographe, has curated programs covering 50 years of videomaking. This anniversary project bears witness to the evolution of genres, practices, styles, subjects, opinions, and preoccupations of videomakers, video artists and those who have ventured into the making of a videographic work. The programs were curated according to themes and formal considerations rather than on a chronological basis. They of course include major works but also comprise gems that have remained relatively unknown despite their quality or significance. Three of those programs will be shown on Vithèque from July to November 2021, starting with Debut Works.

Debut Works was first shown at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma in May, 2021.

See also:

Bibliography - Vidéographe, 2020

Vidéographe at 45 (program)

Vachon, Suzan. Video Art: The Archives of its History - Vidéographe vu et par : Memory in Elliptical Form: The Phosphorous Archives (essay)

Vidéographe, Wikipedia (in French only)

Image: Anne Émond, Sophie Lavoie, 2009


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