Nature and Materiality of Film: Art by Guillame Vallée
Montreal-based artist Guillaume Vallée uses experimental film-based media to capture and explore the true nature and materiality of film. His works use a variety of analogue equipment and editing techniques to create abstract photos, installations and media artworks.
This artist’s portfolio is incredibly varied and packed with experiments in a wide variety of media. I like the way the Guillaume is able to maintain a fairly consistent style and aesthetic across mediums. His collages and photogram paintings are interesting – in his photograms, Guillaume paints directly onto film negatives. The abstract daubs of paint in many different colours give the film a mysterious, corroded look, often obscuring the subjects of the negatives just enough to make the viewer more curious about them.
Guillaume is a part of the Montreal art collective Groop*Index, and is involved in the organization and realization of events that explore the complexities and possibilities of media-based art forms. He has also created numerous music videos for local underground musicians, which you can view on his portfolio.