Déranger is an intensive creative lab for Indigenous francophone artists. Set up by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and artist Caroline Monnet, this multidisciplinary five-day workshop encourages the sharing of creative skills and practices and the cross-pollination of artistic genres, while nurturing the boom in Indigenous art. The aim of this incubator is to offer a creative environment resulting in prototypes that will help foster talent and promote Indigenous art.
Seven Inuit and First Nations artists are invited to design, create and present prototypes of media artworks at OBORO. Sébastien Aubin, Eruoma Awashish, Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, Ludovic Boney, Geronimo Inutiq, Caroline Monnet and Meky Ottawa will be assisted throughout the process by OBORO’S New Media Lab, which will lend its expertise and technical resources. Mentoring sessions will be given by Hannah Klaus, Pierre-François Ouellette and Marc Séguin. Chanouk Newashish, a video maker from Wapikoni Mobile, will document the entire event.
At the end of the five days of intensive development, the three prototypes created in teams of two or three artists will be presented to major players in the Montreal cultural scene, who, depending on their interests, will be invited to produce or broadcast the works in conjunction with the NFB. The event will wrap up with a public showing.