Winner: Myriam Jacob-Allard J’ai un amour qui ne veut pas mourir
In a one-minute video, Myriam Jacob-Allard appropriates a classic love country song by Renée Martel by singing it in her kitchen.
For a third consecutive year, OBORO and Sherif Laoun of Georges Laoun Opticien partner to bring new media art into the community of the Plateau Mont-Royal. The GEORGES-LAOUN-OPTICIEN-OBORO Super Short Film Prize rewards six artists for a short film of less than three minutes.
Making good use of their shared neighbourhood and common patronage of the arts, Georges Laoun Opticien and OBORO have come together to create this prize. Every finalist will receive $100 in cash, and the winner will be offered a prize of $500 in cash and $1500 of access to OBORO’s New Media Lab equipment and studios.
The six finalists’ videos will be screened in the storefront of Georges Laoun Opticien located at 4012 Saint-Denis Street in Montreal through November 11. The winner will be announced at the launch cocktail on October 28 at 5:30 pm.
Roger D. Wilson
October 28 to November 11, 2011
Launch cocktail and winner announcement
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm
(free event, all welcome!)
Georges Laoun Opticien was awarded the 2011 prix Art-Affaires by the Montreal Arts Council for the involvement in this project. The prize will return next year: watch for the call for applications by subscribing to our newsletter or our Facebook page.
Myriam Jacob-Allard lives and works in Montreal. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and works in performance, installation, craft and video. In 2009, she had a solo show entitled Country en trois temps, and her work was part of several group exhibitions in Montreal, Nova Scotia and France.