BIO

links:

http://www.michelinedurocher.com

http://www.vimeo.com/michelinedurocher

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through direct interaction with common household objects, I activate tensions between form and formlessness, allure and repulsion. I create ambiguous forms where vulnerability, sensuality and the absurd  co-exist.   Through absurdity I evoke moments of strangeness and unfamiliarity as I consider the stuff we discard while pursuing a dialogue with the inherent sociality of objects. Through photography, I  draw correlations between the body and sculpture as well as address the material culture that surrounds us as a means to negotiate the social field of daily existence with objects.

BIO

In December 2016 and May/June 2016, Micheline Durocher was artist in residence at MASS MoCA assets for artists in North Adams, Massachusetts. In April of 2016, she was in Los Angeles as artist in residency at  EastSide International.  In March 2016, her video Lapse was screened in Mexico city as part of the curated program Cartografias Corporale.  She was awarded “finalist” at the Oboro/ George Laoun Super short Film Prize in Montreal in 2011.  Her work is included in the collections of The Canada Council, The National Library of Canada and le Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Prêt d’oeuvre d’art, Québec, private, and corporate collections.

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CV (abridged)

RECENT ACTIVITIES

2018

Upcoming exhibition, SNAP gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2017

BU/CRC collective exhibition, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, Sherbrooke, Canada.

2016

Visiting Artist, MassMoca, December 2 -22, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.

Invited artist, Cucolorus, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

Visiting Artist, MassMoca, May 20 – June 16, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.

Artist in Residence, April 1 -30, EastSide International, Los Angeles, California, USA.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN ART GALLERIES

2017

BU/CRC collective exhibition, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, Sherbrooke, Canada.

2016

Open studios, exhibition of work, residency MassMoCa, assets for artists, June 9th, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Open studios, exhibition of work accomplished during residency, April 29th, with Locke King and Ruby Jackson, EastSide International, Los Angeles, USA.

Cartografias corporales, Cyclo de videoperformance, el Centro de Cultura Digital (Paseo de la Reforma y Lieja, Chapultepec, March 22, with Federico Martinez Montoya, Heidy Baggenstos/Andreas Rudofl, Immaculada Abarca, Kenji Ouellet, Mariella Greil/Montserrat Payro, Michele Beck/Jorge Calvo, Rrose Present, Ciudad de México, Mexico.

2015

Open studios, exhibition of work accomplished during residency, August 22nd, with Adam Knight (UK), Markus Von Platen (Dk).EastSide International, Los Angeles, USA.

2013

BU Fine Arts collective, June 2 – September 1, Uplands Museum, Lennoxville, Canada.

2012

The Sex Show, February 8-19, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada.

2010

Galerie La Centrale Powerhouse, video screening in collaboration with MUFF, Montreal, Canada,

2009

Sagamie, l’imprimé numérique en art contemporain, Maison de la culture Côte des Neiges, Montréal, Canada.

Forêt Nomade, Atelier de l’Ile, Montreal Science Centre/ Le Centre des Science de Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

2008

Monobandes, Video Screening, Gallery Les Territoires, Montreal, Canada.

EJECT 2 – Segundo Festival de Videoperformance de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

Forêt Nomade, Atelier de l’Ile, Science and Technology Museum of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

2007

Gallery Lambdon, Video Screening, Sarnia, Canada

312 OnScreen, SWGC Art Gallery, video screening, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Canada.

‘Rip current’, Video Screening, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Canada.

Jerkin Paradise, Video Screening, Spark Video Canada, Forest City Gallery, London, Canada.

2003

Unexpected Encounter, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada.

2002

Unexpected Encounter, Sept.14- Oct. 12, AceArt, Winnipeg, Canada.

Unexpected Encounter, Women Resource Center, Toronto, Canada.

Unexpected Encounter, AKA, Saskatoon, Canada.

VIDEO FESTIVALS, SCREENINGS & events

2012

Festival des Cinémas différents et expérimentaux, “Lapse”, December 11-16, Paris, France.

La soirée de Votanique , Special presentation of Festival Miden, “Lapse”, curated by Olga Dniylopoulou, December 1 – January 8th, Athens, Greece.

9th Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, 27-30 September, Greece.

Filmedio, Index art center, April 28,Newark, New Jersey, USA.

The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. “Lapse”, April 20-21, West Virginia, USA.

Mecal Film Festival, “Lapse”, 12-29 April , Barcelona, Spain.

Red Dawns Festival, Queer and Feminist Video, “Lapse”, March 7-11, Ljubljana.

The Inevitable, 222Lodge Extern, “Doppelganger”, January 27, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

FONLAD festival, “Daily routine / Hyperform”, International exhibit of Video Art from the MIDEN Festival (Greece) April 20, House of the Arts, Coimbra, Portugal.

2011

Vertigo, 1st Festival of vertical film and video, “Doppelgänger”‘, December 10-11, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA.

Arizona Underground Film Festival, Sept. 16-24th, Tucson, USA.

Optica Film Festival, Sept. 16-18th, Madrid, Spain.

Pornography and its Discontents, MisAlt series, July 28th, San Francisco, USA.

Northside DIY Filmmaking Competition, UnionDocs, June 16-19, Brooklyn, USA.

Art/artifice: Weird Women and Their DIY Doppelgangers, gallery Powerhouse/La Centrale and MUFF, Blue Sunshine cinema, March 8, Montreal, Canada.

Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece, July 7-9.

Oboro/Laoun, vitrine, Montreal, Canada, October 28-November11.

2010

Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal, Canada.

International Festival of Film & Culture -“12th International Panorama” at Patras, Greece

Façade Video Festival, October 5-10, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Spooky Film Festival, Washington DC, USA

Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Melbourne Australia.

FF600, the 6th Short Film Festival, Ljubjiana, Slovenia.

Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria.

2009

Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal, Canada.

Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montréal, Canada.

2008

Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal, Canada.

Eject, EJECT 2 – Segundo Festival de Videoperformance de la Ciudad de Mexico, “Lapse”, 23- 24 octobre, Mexico, Mexico.

Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada.

Antimatter, Victoria, Canada.

2007

Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal, Canada.

Images, Toronto, Canada.

FlashFlood, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada.

Spark Video Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, USA

Tabor Film Festival, Gornja Stubica, Croatia.

Vox Feminae Fest, Zagreb, Croatia.

LadyFest, Toronto,Canada.

Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia.

Midi Kombat, Natural Twenties, Sala Rossa, Montreal, Canada.

Antimatter Film and Video Festival, Victoria, Canada.

Out Video, 3rd International Videoart Festival in public places, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Riazan’, Samara, Sochi, Ufa, Yaroslavl’, Yekaterinburg and Surgut, Russia.

Matrix Magazine Issue 78 with DVD compilation, launch and video screening, screening of This is not synchronized swimming, Blizzard, Montreal, Canada.

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS IN ART GALLERIES

2018

Upcoming exhibition, SNAP gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2007

“La Collection 2”, with a live performance by Pierre André-Arcand, October 4th, La Chambre Blanche with the collaboration of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada.

2004

“Blush”, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Canada.

2003

“Petites leçons de lecture“, Vu, Québec, Canada.

“Reading lessons “, Gallery 44, Vitrines, Toronto, Canada.

2001

“Portraits“, Gallery Atelier Sagamie, Alma, Canada.

REVIEWS / ARTICLES

2012

e-article, Visionary Film, festival-des-cinemas-differents, http://www.visionaryfilm.net/2012/12/festival-des-cinemas-differents-et.html

2011

Gladstone Valerie, Experimental Film the Focus at Madrid Festival, New YorkTimes, In Transit – A Guide to Intelligent Travel, September 7, 2011, Online publication, New York City, USA

2002

”Variations thématiques”, by Mylène Crete, La Liberté, Septembre 19-25, 2002, p. 20, Page 28
2002

“Unexpected Encounter”, by Susan Turner, Critical distance, vol. 8:5, AceArt Inc. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“Unexpected delights, group exhibition explores communication gaps”, by Kelly Martino, The Uptown, October, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2001

‘Micheline Durocher vous en met plein… la bouche’, Progrès-dimanche, Alma, 23 september, Qc.

‘Manif d’info au CNE, La créativité éclate dans chaque oeuvre ‘, by Denise Pelletier, Le quotidien, Jonquière, december 29, Qc.

PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

2008 Gallery Lambdon, video programming catalogue, Sarnia, Canada.

2008 Sagamie, L’imprimé numérique en art contemporain, exhibition catalogue. 197 pages.

2003 Undo. Editions Le Sabord, 8 pages.

FESTIVAL CATALOGUES

2012 Mecal Film Festival, 12-29 April , Barcelona, Spain.

2012 9th Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, 27-30 September, Greece

2011 Vertigo, 1st Festival of vertical film and video, 10-11 december,Novi Sad, Serbia.

2010 FF600, the 6th Short Film Festival, Ljubjiana, Slovenia.

2010 Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Melbourne Australia.

2009 Les Rendez-vous du cinema québécois, festival programming catalogue, Montréal, Canada

2008 L’image numérique en art contemporain, Sagamie, Trois-Rivières, Canada

2008 Les Rendez-vous du cinema québécois, festival catalogue, Montréal, Canada

2008 Antimatter, Festival Catalogue, Victoria, Canada.

2007 Matrix magazine, Issue 78, Special DVD included with videos, Montreal, Canada.

2007 Antimatter Film and Video Festival, festival, programming catalogue, Victoria, Canada.

2007 Les Rendez-vous du cinema québécois, programming catalogue, Montréal, Canada.

2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival, programming catalogue,Sydney Australia.

2007 Images 20, Toronto, Canada.

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016 Bishop’s university, Research Fund (Pdf article 22), Sherbrooke, Canada.

2012 Travel grant, Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec, Canada.

2012 Compétition officielle, Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux, Paris, France.

2012 Travel Grant, Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec. Canada.

2011 Finalist, Oboro / Georges Laoun Prize for Short video, Montreal, Canada.

2010 Bishop’s university, Research travel grant, Sherbrooke, Canada.

2008 Travel grant, Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec

2007 Lapse, Official Selection at the Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia.

1999 The Cecil M. Buller Bursary, Visual Arts Center, Westmount

1998 Canada Multiculturalism, Publishing and editing programme, Ottawa

1998 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, project grant, Canada.

COLLECTIONS

Iota Film and Video Library and Study Centre, Culver City, California,USA

Video Library P’Silo, Marseille, France

Alcan, Montréal, Canada.

Alliance Mutuelle-Vie, Montréal, Canada.

Bibliothèque des arts, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.

Canada council, Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada.

Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Prêt d’oeuvre d’art, Québec, Canada.

National library of Québec , Quebec, Canada.

National library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

VIDEOS

2011 Lapse (version 2), NTSC color, DVD

2011 Doppelganger (version 2), NTSC color, DVD

2011 Electric Garden (version 2), NTSC color, DVD

2008 Nomadic Forest, NTSC color, DVD

2009 Electric Garden, NTSC color, DVD

2009 Doppelganger, NTSC color, DVD

2006 Lapse, NTSC color, DVD

2006 Matchstick, NTSC, color, DVD

2006 This is not synchronized swimming, NTSC, DVD

2006 The Swimmer, NTSC, DVD

2005 L’étreinte / The embrace, NTSC, DVD

2004 Syncope, NTSC, DVD

RESIDENCIES

2015

Artist in Residence, August 1- 31, East Side International, Los Angeles, USA.

Residency project, Re-Re Make: an immersive performance lab, School of Making and Thinking, Catskills, June 19th – July 5th, New York State, USA.
2015

Residency Project, Artscape, April 13th – 24th, Toronto, Canada.

Residency Project, December 8th, 2014/January 5th, 2015, Artscape, Toronto, Canada.

2014

Residency Project, July 24th to August 15th, Artscape, Toronto, Canada

Residency project, June 24th to July 11th, Artscape, Toronto, Canada.

Residency project, April 28th to May 12th, Artscape, Toronto, Canada.

Residency project, December 20th 2013 to January 2nd 2014, Artscape Toronto, Canada.

PREVIOUS RESIDENCIES

Sagamie, Alma, Canada

Engramme, Quebec, Canada.

Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada.

Open Studio, Toronto, Canada.

Atelier de l’Ile, Val-David, Canada.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2017

Exercises for Rebel Artists, La Pocha Nostra workshop, March 24-22th, Centre Mai interculturel, Montreal, Qc.

2016

“Live art laboratory”, performance workshop with Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Pocha Rostra core members Saul Garcia-Lopez, Michele Ceballos, April 9, 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles.

2015

Workshop with the League of Lady Wrestlers Montreal: Put doubt in a Chokehold: confidence Building through Embodiment, Voice, Vulnerability and Improv Tactics, September 5th, Lady Fest, Théâtre Ste-Catherine, Montréal, Canada.

2013

Collaborative Making workshop with Eden Unluata and Anne Goldenberger, November 4th & 9th, La Plante, Montreal, Canada.

Filming and editing of artist José’s Dupuis’s short video documenting her sound public sound performance titled Poptronic.

2007

Jury member, Residency programs, Atelier de l’Ile, Val-David, Canada

Panel discussion, Images Video Festival, Toronto, Canada. With Jessica Joy, Dena DeCola & Karin E Wandner, Emily Very Duke & Cooper Battersby, Andrea Cooper. The artists discuss capabilities of performance based work to express loss, grief and struggle via the lens of video. Moderated by Deirdre Logue.

EDUCATION

1997 Master in the Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.