CECI N'EST PAS UN SPECTACLE is an animation that uses knitted 'pixel art' to illustrate a series of ideas and experiences collected through interviews with people around Montreal. Projected onto the facade of the Centre de Design, motifs, symbols and declarations appear in glorious lo-res knitted form - each one created, translated and appropriated from people living, working or just passing through Quartier des Spectacle. The work does not attempt to tell the story of these complex histories and relationships, but simply to distill them to an abstracted visual form. This colourful animation references traditional fairisle design as well the locally visual iconography, and the digital arts.
Comment cohabiter" as one resident is quoted - "how to live together?"
Produced by National Film Board of Canada, Quartier des Spectacles, Mutek and FACT Liverpool