Ouananiche

artiste audiovisuel

Biography

Ouananiche is one of those fish that swims against the tide. Under this enigmatic alias hides Cedric Chabuel, an audiovisual artist living in Montreal. Always inspired by human interactions, using technology, humor and even sometimes poetry, he favors narration to technical demos.

Singled out in 2001 for his documentary "L'odyssée du Sample", he became active on the underground electronic music scene.

By 2003 he morphed into Ouananiche, a VJ known for his original, concrete but nonetheless human approach of videos mixing, performing at electro, jazz, rock and world music concerts, sometimes theaters.

At the same time he strives on being a creative radio producer for Arteradio.com and Radio-Canada to only name a few. Notably making "Visa d'exploitation", a documentary about Nicolas Klotz's work with illegal immigrants (Arte editions), and also "Banff à Part", a series depicting the life of young Quebecois workers in Alberta.

Active musician and video artist in a duet named Le Marionnettiste, he composed a video musical show entitled "Le Voyage de Marion" that uses VJ'ing and sounds as a modular progressive narration.

Ouananiche is performing audiovisual shows where medias seemingly intertwine, indivisible, linked by their core. His official remixes of movies like Next Floor (dir. Denis Villeneuve), Manifestes en Série (dir. Hugo Latulippe), Café de Flore (dir. Jean-Marc Vallée), AMER (dir.Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani) were presented in media arts and cinema festivals around the world (Canada, France, Turkey, Belgium, China).


Only Dead Fish go with the Flow.


Main appearances :
ANTI DVD from label V-Atak / Reduce, Reuse, Recyle InstanceBeginEditable name="Left Title" DVD from label Dropframe / Festival International du Film Francophone en Acadie / Festival International du Film d'Amiens / Festival des Réseaux de la Création / Festival Vision-R / Festival du Nouveau Cinema / Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois / Sight & Sound Festival / Festival International du Film d'Art de l'UNESCO / Rencontres Internationales du documentaire à Montréal / Reims Jazz Festival / Videodrome Toronto / Bokono Lé (in west Africa) / Rendez-Vous Électroniques / Festival Frictions / Festival ActOral / Festival Coma / Darryl's Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival / Worldwide VJ Challenge...

 

English traduction by Radio Station EXP