LeBlanc / Dugas

Collaboration between Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas.

Pluridisciplinary artist and writer, Valerie LeBlanc has lived and worked in many regions of Canada. She has presented, and participated in residencies, and workshops - throughout Canada, the United States, France, England, Italy and Australia. She graduated from the Glass Department of the Alberta College of Art + Design, 1984 and received her MFA, Time Arts Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL in 1993.

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Valerie taught in the Media Arts + Digital Technology Department at the Alberta College of Art + Design, in Calgary, Alberta from 2001 – 2007. Currently based in Moncton, NB Canada, she works independently and in collaboration with her partner Daniel Dugas.

Daniel H. Dugas is a videographer, poet and a musician. He graduated with an MFA, Time Arts Program, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL 1993. He has been an artist in residence at: the Banff Centre - Visual Arts and Music Department; Sculpture Space, New York; EMMEDIA, Calgary; A.I.R. Vallauris, France; and at the Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia.

Focusing on social and political aspects of the world, the production of meaning and language is central to his concerns. Dugas outputs several projects each year. Recent works include: Camille, Andrew, Katrina et cie - a feature length performance based video; and Talk Mainstream, a Twitter based interactive web project exploring the mechanics of language and spam. 

In 2020,
Videopoetry / Vidéopoésie, a major publication on the work of Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc, was published by the Small Walker Press, Brock University:

Artist Code: 383


Leaving São Paulo (Installation)

2016, colour, English


2016, 60:00 minutes, colour, English

Leaving São Paulo

2016, 20:00 minutes, colour, English


2016, 02:40 minutes, colour, English

One Hour

2014, 01:25 minutes, colour, English

In the Swamp

2014, 02:00 minutes, colour, English


2014, 01:00 minutes, colour, English


2014, 01:00 minutes, colour, English

Sweet Water Strand

2014, 01:40 minutes, colour, English

Death in the Morning (water)

2014, 01:00 minutes, colour, English

Death in the Morning (feathers)

2014, 03:00 minutes, colour, English


2014, 01:50 minutes, colour, English

Nocturnal Submersion

2014, 02:20 minutes, colour, English


2014, 01:00 minutes, colour, English


2014, 01:50 minutes, colour, No dialogue

Exotic VS Exotic

2014, 01:50 minutes, colour, No dialogue


2010, 00:44 minutes, Colour, English

What We Take With Us (Installation)

2010, Colour, In English and French when applicable.


2010, 01:03 minutes, Colour, English

Bunny Boilover

2010, 02:10 minutes, Colour, English

Winter's Hold

2010, 01:11 minutes, Colour, English

Anxiety: Dreaming Dread

2010, 02:22 minutes, Colour, English


2010, 02:31 minutes, Colour, English


2010, 00:45 minutes, Colour, English

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

2010, 03:39 minutes, Colour, English


2010, 02:02 minutes, Colour, English

Callan Park

2010, 02:21 minutes, Colour, English

Goat Island

2010, 01:11 minutes, Colour, English


2010, 02:49 minutes, Colour, English

Walking on Water

2009, 01:10 minutes, Colour, English

La Dauphine

2006, 18:30 minutes, French with English subtitles

In Transit

1993, 24:30 minutes, colour, English

Les Moments Précieux No.1, No.2, No.3

1992, 03:35 minutes, colour, English

The Dahmer Tapes - the window, the graveyard, the cloud

1992, 02:06 minutes, colour, English

Salman's Head

1991, 08:00 minutes, colour, English

Slices of Life

1991, 22:00 minutes, colour, English