Window projections - from sunset to midnight The Viral City | {null}

Photo 2 © Andrée-Anne Roussel

Fri, 02/05/2021 -
Sat, 02/20/2021

Goethe-Institut Montreal

1626 boul. St-Laurent
Bureau 100
H2X 2T1 Montréal

In August 2020, we invited video artists from Canada and Germany to submit their ideas on the topic "The City in Times of the Virus": Will nature reconquer the inner cities? How do social rules and medical hygiene rules affect our bodies? How will we move in the urban space? How will we interact in the era of social distancing? - The eight selected videos will be projected after dark onto screens placed in the storefront windows of the Goethe-Institut Montreal on Boulevard St. Laurent until March 2021.

Directed by Andrée-Anne Roussel

About the film
A performance artist, a sleeping man, a couple kissing... {null} is a contemplative short film on the border between documentary and fiction, composed of ten fixed tableaux. An impressionist portrait in which we observe individuals in search of meaning and real connections.

About Andrée-Anne Roussel
Andrée-Anne Roussel is both a filmmaker and new media artist. She holds a Bachelor's degree in film production and a Masters in Communications (concentration in research-creation of experimental media) from l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Her interactive video installations and sensory short films are the result of her research on themes of ambiguity, fragility, empathy and spirituality. Her work has been shown at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival, the Musée d’art de Joliette and at LABoral Centre de Arte.

Jury statement

Andrée-Anne Roussel's {null} captures the tristesse of a post-pandemic life with a candid beauty. As observers, we become immersed in reflections of the familiar within an alien context, underlined by a superb soundscape. (Annette Hegel)

Photo 1
© Andrée-Anne Roussel