Mélanie O'Bomsawin

© M. O’Bomsawin, 2017

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© M. O’Bomsawin, 2017

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Mélanie O'Bomsawin

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

Video editor, digital media artist, tinkerer, geek and videographer, Mélanie O'Bomsawin works with video in all its forms. Using installations, projections and documentaries, she explores her relationships with the people who were there before her and those who will follow. Questions of identity, memory and knowledge transmission are at the centre of her practice. Mélanie is of w8banaki (Abenaki) and québécois descent, and she currently lives in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal. She makes art for past and future generations.