Montréal, June 8, 2011Every summer for the past six years, the Musée d’art contemporain has presented Music Video, an event dedicated to the directors who have given new life to the video clip and expanded the field of contemporary art. This year, the program will feature Louis Philippe Eno, who took part in the inaugural edition of Music Video at the MAC in 2006 with his gently humorous Montréal -40ºC, to music by Malajube. Now, when Eno is turning more toward making short films, this sixth edition of our series will showcase seven of his most important works in video format, revisiting the very rich, very dense period of his early professional career: ten years of creative output in the world of pop music and culture. From June 8 to August 14, 2011, the MAC presents Music Video VI, as part of the Projections series, in BWR Hall. To make way for Montréal’s Jazz Festival, Music Video VI will be suspended between June 20 and July 4 inclusively.

Louis Philippe Eno

Since his student years at Concordia University, Louis Philippe Eno has made nearly a hundred video clips in less than a decade, and enjoyed immediate success. In 2005, two of his works garnered ADISQ nominations for Video of the Year: Vénus, produced for Dumas, and Saskatchewan, made for Les Trois Accords, which was also nominated for Best French Video at that year’s MuchMusic Awards. In 2007, Pâte Filo won the MuchMusic Award for Best French Video. Eno has worked with Malajube, Pierre Lapointe, Plants and Animals, Les Cowboys Fringants, The Hidden Cameras, Mickey 3D, Les Dales Hawerchuk, and many more. He recently shot thirteen videos during a David Lynch photo session for the project Dark Night of the Soul, a musical collaboration by Danger Mouse and SparkleHorse, and an experience Eno describes as the most intense of his entire life.

Eno compares the song that forms the basis of each project to his canvas. Making a music video calls for a maximum output of energy in a short span of time. He adds: “Quite apart from the visual inspiration, I think it’s possible to make a good clip with a song that’s, say, average, but it’s impossible to make a great clip without a great song. It all comes back to that, the basic reason for the video clip. It’s all about the song.”


The program of Music Video was organized by Louise Simard, Head of Multimedia Events.

General Information

The Musée d’art contemporain is located at 185 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Place-des-Arts metro. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays until 9 p.m. Admission: adults: $10, students $6. Information: (514) 847-6226.


The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is a provincially owned corporation funded by the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec. It receives additional funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Source and Information

Anne Dongois
T. 514 826-2050
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