Mélanie O'Bomsawin

© M. O’Bomsawin, 2017

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© M. O’Bomsawin, 2017

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Mélanie O'Bomsawin

Screening
March 22, 2018, at 5:30 pm

followed by a cocktail and a discussion

with the financial support of the Fondation of Greater Montreal

2017 was marked by anniversaries highlighting the colonial history of this country called Canada. In order to reflect upon this context, and beyond it, OBORO's artistic committee chose to entirely devote the year's programming to Indigenous artists and thinkers, inviting Indigenous artists from our own board of directors and community to select the artists who will come to develop their projects in our studios.

To document this year of research and thinking, OBORO had the pleasure of welcoming the talented videographer Mélanie O'Bomsawin throughout the year, thanks to the support of the Fondation of Greater Montreal.

The screening of Mélanie's works will be followed by a discussion with the artist about the issues raised by this programming, and how to make it resonate in the future.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between "community foundation", the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. 

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Mélanie O’Bomsawin

Mélanie O’Bomsawin is a video and new media artist. She also teaches workshops in video recording and audiovisual editing to various age groups. In her art practice, she is interested in valorizing Indigenous heritage and traditions, using video as a conduit between diverse cultures and generations to fight against prejudice. Passionate about new technologies, she constantly seeks out new ways to tell real or invented stories in order to transform how viewers see the world around them. She believes strongly in the reaching power of narrative as a means to reach others, as well as the interdisciplinary and collective potential of new media. She tries to combine her background as a documentary filmmaker with her experience as a multimedia artist. She creates work for past and future generations.