December, 2007 Article by Louise Boisclair in the electronic magazine Archée, cyberart et cyberculture: Le Living cinema de Pierre Hébert ou l’expérimentation d’une méditation téléguidée (Pierre Hébert’s Living cinema or the experimentation of a teleguided meditation).
November 29 , 2007– master thesis about Pierre Hébert (Pierre Hébert e la performance art, Matr. 701951) by Francesca Pirotta, Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, Storia e Critica dell’Arte, Universita degli Studi di Milano, under the direction of professors Gianalberto Bendazzi et Giorgio Zanchetti.
October 24, 2007 – Solo performance Seule la main… with recorded music by Stefan Smulovitz, at the Claude Jutras Theater, Cinémathèque Québécoise. It is the opening event of the colloquium Pratiques orales du cinéma.
October 17, 2007– In the October/November issue of the film magazine 24 Images, there is a DVD edition of the Seule la main… performance (the 26/03/87 Beyrouth version) in the included DVD (Chutes et brûlures, 8 experimental films). There are also three articles about Pierre Hébert : Pierre Hébert en DVD by Marco de Blois, Pierre Hébert au Liban by Fabien Philippe and Seule la main… by Marcel Jean.
October 17, 2007 – During the Festival du nouveau cinéma, I will present a performance with the musicians Robert Marcel Lepage and René Lussier (my early collaborators of the first performances presented in 1984, among other venues at Cinema Outremont). We will revisit Songs and Dances of the Inanimate World – the Subway. The performance will be presented at the SAT (Société des arts technologiques).
October 2007 Interview of Pierre Hébert by Louise Boisclair about the DVD set Pierre Hébert, lthe science of moving images, in the autumn issue of the art magazine Vies des arts.
October 2007 -My new film Herqueville will be part of the program of Le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (10-21 October) in Montreal.
October 2007 – During the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, the National Film Board of Canada will release the 3 DVD’s set entitled Pierre Hébert, the science of moving images. The set will include most of my films produced by the NFB, and some earlier and later films, a CD with the music of Population Explosion by Ornette Coleman, and a 100 pages brochure.
September 26, 2007 my new film Herquevilleis finished. It is a 21 minutes new film entitled Herqueville, in a HD 720p24 format. It includes prints by Michelle Corvisier, poems by Serge Meurant (whith whom I collaborated in 1984 for my film Étienne et Sara) and music by Fred Frith. It was shot in Herqueville, a village in Normandy situated downhill from the french nuclear wastes processing plant.
September 22, 2007 signature of the DVD set of my films at Ottawa Animation Festival, 17H:00 at Annie Boutique at The National Art Center.
September 1-2 2007 presentation of Opus-1 (1964, 4 min.) in the retrospective section of Festival Punto y raya at Casa de encendida, in Madrid, Spain.
May 21, 2007 – Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. Live video mixing for Filature, a musical drama by Joane Hétu for a 10 pieces orchestra, Laurier Theater, Victoriaville, Canada.
May 4, 2007 – San Francisco International Film Festival. Presentation of a new Living Cinema performance , Special Forces, with Bob Ostertag, at the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), San Francisco, USA.
April 3, 2007 – Irtijal (Beirut festival of experimental music). World premiere of Special Forces, a new Living Cinema performance, with Bob Ostertag, inspired by the bombing of Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Monnot Theater, Beirut, Lebanon. Read the blog.
March 27-31, 2007 – Master class for cinema Master students at St-Joseph university in Beirut. At this occasion, I presented the solo performance Only the hand… with pre-recorded music by Stefan Smulovitz.
March 16, 2007 – Toronto International French Short Film Festival. Solo performance Only the hand… with pre-recorded music by Stefan Smulovitz, Drake Hotel, Toronto.
February 27, 2007 – Cinematic Manoeuvers. Only the hand… performance with Stefan Smulovitz, , also a live animation four hands performance with Aleksandra Dulik, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver.