Born in Sallanche in the Alps, I live and work in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) since 2003. My video work is regularly screened in the Americas and in Europe, in local and international festivals (Québec Cinéma, ArtFIFA, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York MIXNY, Bruxelles Pink Screen Festival, Fantasia Film Festival, Festival du Film court d’Angoulême). Since 2012, my projects have been exhibited in Montreal, Toronto and Sarajevo. I also teach visual arts in post secondary institutions and I am a parent of 2 young kids born in 2016 and 2019.
Marie Dauverné‘s video work is characterized by a dense collage aesthetic that uses a mixture of archival imagery, folk music, and handmade drawings to pose seemingly naive questions on the more taboo aspects of family, relationships, sexuality, and race. With child-like logic, Dauverné unmasks the adult world as one mixed up, messed up place. A land where unbridled colonialism is both an historical condition and a pernicious constant experienced by Indigenous peoples. A world where racism is both casual and devastating, a place where sex is scary, painful and potentially deadly [...] This jumble of experiences careens along with Dauverné’s deft hand at the tiller, no shore in sight but a ride that is part wonder and part madness. A condition very much like childhood itself.
(UQAM) FELLOW 2014
23e Rencontres Internationales Traverse,
Hors-champ – Hors-cadre : qui regarde ?
11 au 31 mars 2020
37e FIFA Expérimental lors du Festival International du Film sur l'Art à Montréal (mars),
Traces, souvenirs et autres mémoires hantées
Labo à Toronto (février)
Festival du film de Rivière du Loup (février)