Mélissa Hamel


Mélissa Sahertian Hamel holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM (2021). She recently participated in the Passage à Découvert 2021 exhibition (A project on cultural identity and the emancipation of difference – Galerie de l’UQAM) and others such as at Place-des-Arts on the row of ten screens, a short film on the theme of Le Temps Fort (2018 – 2019).

Artist Statement

She chronicles the perpetual questioning of change and repercussions. Among other things, the modulations of the question of what is tomorrow and why?. Thus brushing against the exploration of the limits of body and mind. Nothing is lost, nothing is created: everything is transformed, an inescapable phrase from Antoine Lavoisier dedicating himself to the prospecting of what is inexhaustible in other words. Observing what is real and what is not and what we understand from this analysis. We are only transformation

We are neither people nor tangible. Here, but nowhere. This describes the tension between what is manifest and what is not. These subjects roam with Nietzschean ardor which, however, enriches the idea of ​​transfiguration and how we adapt to it.

The hybridity of procedure and disciplines is therefore substantial in its process. As much materiality will influence it as the subject itself and vice versa. So we can understand that by taming each other, there will be new circumstances that will arise

Selected works

Pure Laine Citizen of the World, Montréal 2021.

Past, present and future, photographies of the Blinded series, Montréal 2019.

Extraction, video-installation, Montréal 2017.

Blinded series, installation view, Montréal 2019.