abundance of art, love, and idealism : that’s what fuels Annie Roy and Pierre Allard, the
founders of l’ATSA. For the past decade,
ATSA has made performance an act of intervention, an art that engages
citizens in the struggle for a humane and civil society. Magnus
Isacsson homes his camera on the political idealism and domestic
demands of the Roy-Allard partnership and finds inspiration, generosity
and integrity in their exemplary life project. A powerful, moving and
candid documentary that makes you believe in a better tomorrow.
ATSA ( Quand l'art passe à l'action ) is an organism founded
in 1997 by artists Pierre
Allard and Annie
Roy to create so-called urban interventions:
installations, performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to
the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the
two artists. Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape
and restore the citizen’s place in the public realm, depicting it as a
political space open to discussion and societal debates. ATSA promotes
an open, active and responsible vision of artists as citizens
contributing to the sustainable development of their society. www.atsa.qc.ca
Colour, 68 minutes
Original French version and English subtitled version. Digital Betacam.
Also available : HD 52 minutes version.
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