December 18 2009 Cinéma d’animation, improvisation et présence du corps, présentation for the research group Performativité et effet de présence, Université du Québec à Montréal.
December 15 2009 Dialogic meeting about the video installation Only the hand… with the Streams of Consciousness group led by Professor Norman Cornett.
Decembre 4 2009 Solo performance Only the hand… in Innu (Muku mititshi… watch a video of a rehearsal), followed by a joint performance with Karl Lemieux (live music by Alexandre St-Onge and Roger Tellier-Craig, 19H:00, Animation Summits, Norman McLaren exhibition hall, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal.
December 3-20 2009 First version of the Only the hand… video installation at La Cinémathèque québécoise in Norman McLaren exhibition hall with twelve parallel projections in twelves different languages.
October 30 2009 Solo performances at The Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque. Only the hand… in Ojibway and Animation Exercise. 19H:00, WFG Studio, Third floor, 100 Arthur St., Exchange District, Winnipeg.
October 23-24 2009 Presentation of Robert’s Creek with Stefan Smulovitz at the Sound Play Festival. Also, Animation Exercise combining computer based live animation and live animation scratched directly on a 16mm film loop. Copresented by New Adventure in Sound Art and Pleasure Dome. 20H:00, Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie #170, Toronto.
October 3 2009 Only the hand… solo performance (Sol la man…in Romagnolo, the regional vernacular idiom of Meldola) and ‘Animation Exercise with Andrea Martignoni, at Area Sismica, Meldola (Forli), Italia. This time, Animation exercise will consist of a combination on the same screen of live scratched animation and dry erase markers live animation assisted by computer. I will alternatively work with the two techniques. It is going to be my first live scratched animation performance since Rome in 2002 and the first time I combine those two techniques in the course of the same performance. See the VIDEO.
August 8/12 2009 Shooting of landscapes at Mingan for the Chloé Sainte-Marie project. Read the blog.
July 2009-February 2010 Work on the video conception of singer Chloé Sainte-Marie new show (totally sung in the Innu language). Premières in Québec and Montreal, in February 2009.
July 11 2009 Joint performance with Jean Detheux, four hands in the same frame, with musicians Jean Derome, Robert Marcel Lepage and Pierre Tanguay, Ciné-Jazz series, Montreal International Jazz Festival, 17H:00 at la Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal. Watch VIDEO-1 and VIDEO-2
May 27 2009 Performance at La Casa Obscura (4381 Papineau street, Montreal, 514-527-0592) with musicians Lori Freedman, Stefan Smulovitz and Vivianne Houle.
April 22-24 2009 In San Francisco to attend the Max EXPO organized by Cycling 74; Living Cinema performance at CNMAT in Berkeley, with Bob Ostertag, on April 24, on the closing evening of the EXPO.
April 21 2009 Conference and présentation of the solo performance Only the hand… for students of the University of California in Davis.
April 3 2009 Special Forces, a Living Cinema performance with Bob Ostertag at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival.
February 18-28 2009 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, member of the jury for le Prix à la création artistique du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
February 14 2009 Performance with Stefan Smulovitz and Viviane Houle, 15e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone de Vancouver, at Performance Works on Granville Island, Vancouver. After nine solo presentation in different countries with recorded music, the piece Only the hand…which was originally performed with Stefan Smulowitz in February 2007 at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, will be performed again, this time in Lakota (a native north american language) with live music in Vancouver.
February 6 2009 Master class at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa – FBAUL).
February 4 2009 Solo performance Only the hand…Yiddish version, at Théâtre de la Vieille grille 18H:00, 1, rue du Puits de l’Ermite 75005 – Paris. Réservations : 01-47-07-22-11.
February 1 2009 Films by Pierre Hébert at Cinema Nova in Brussels.
January 28-February 2 2009 Workshop about animation and documentary at Atelier Graphoui in Brussels.
January 21-22 2009 Communication at the colloquium Improvisation, orderly and disorderly, Université de Paris 7 «Les grands moulins». Jointly organized by Guelph University,the université de Paris and the Sons d’hiver Festival. READ THE TEXT.