Dominique Banoun

Born in England, Dominique Banoun emigrated to Canada in 1981. Since then, she has moved constantly between the worlds of television, performance, dance and video art in a multi-layered exploration of topics that fascinate her. Dance, her first passion, spurred her into a professional career in modern dance from Vancouver to Montreal.

In Montreal, she performed in many PPS Danse (choreographer: Pierre-Paul Savoie), mixed media pieces and works with dancers and choreographers including Roger Sinha and Lin Snelling, and in various video and multimedia productions. She joined the Choeur Maha (director: Kathy Kennedy) and singed as a chorister in shows in many Montreal galleries. As a way to bring together dance, theatre, music and video, Dominique Banoun collaborated with the BUS 1.2.3. collective to produce a multidisciplinary show presented in its final form at fFIDA (fringe Festival of Independant Dance Artists) in Toronto. Next, she became addicted to the video medium and took editing, directing and digital production courses at Vidéographe, a video center in Montreal, to become a videographer and video artist. After several successful independent experimental shorts made in Montreal and shown in many international festivals, she returned to Toronto, which she now calls home, and keeps up with vocal and improvisational work by performing in the former TOES and GLADTOES musical improvisation series as well as at Array Music, Somewhere There, the Tranzac and Dundas Square.

Dominique Banoun has been involved in the cultural, television and corporate sectors of video production as field producer, director, camerawoman, interviewer, editor and researcher. Her video work and installations have shown in many festivals, including Vidéoformes (France) and at le LABO and la GNO (Canada). Her experimental video Mythofemmes was awarded the Bronze Bear at the Der Nationen festival (Austria, 1995). She also won a Gemini shared with the producer and camera operator for a lifestyle segment on teen jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky (Toronto, 2008)

Dominique's passion is the video medium in all its states: broadcast, live, projected, webcast, installed and stand-alone. Her favourite subjects are industrial architecture, science-fiction, politics, history and religion.

Artist Code: 324


Ruminations Ambulantes

1999, 01:50 minutes, colour, French

Y F'Sait Chaud, Pire Qu'en Floride

1997, 07:12 minutes, colour, French

My Desire Has Had The Momentum Of Hunger

1995, 18:00 minutes, colour


1995, 08:43 minutes, colour, English

The Sinner Victim Saint & The Hag

1993, 10:47 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Y f'sait chaud pire qu'en Floride: Installation de Dominique...
by Real Jodoin. Turbulences VIDÉO, Apr. 1998, v. 19.
La vidéo à part entière!
by R. D.. Centre France - Dimanche, Mar. 15, 1998.