project #6
Road Movie

Sound design and sound installation: Anna Friz, edited by Jared Raab and Graydon Sheppard

November 2013Galerie SAW, Ottawa, Canada
July 2012: Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada
February 2012: Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
September 2011: TIFF Future Projections, Toronto, Canada

Road Movie traces a system of segregated roads that fall under the Israeli military’s control of the West Bank and that symbolize Israel’s architectural dominion over the land. Consisting of twelve fragmented narratives spanning three staggered walls and projected on either side, viewers are invited to cross between the two “sides” of the work and to immerse themselves in a conversation they may not otherwise have had. Shot in stop-motion animation and unfolding over three successive walls, the work often resembles a film strip, beckoning us to consider the elision between moving and still images.

Public Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the development and production of this project.


TIFF Installation Video


Best of 2011: Top 10 Art Shows, Road Movie featured in Now Magazine, 2011
Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky: Road Movie, Press Release, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Which Side Are You On?, article by Steven Leyden Cochrane for Uptown Magazine
Road Movie: Israel/ Palestine From Both Sides Now, article by R.M. Vaughan for The Globe and Mail
Israel/Palestine From Both Sides Now, interview with R.M. Vaughan for The Globe and Mail
At The Galleries: TIFF-Related Shows, article by Leah Sandals for The National Post
Film As Art And Installation, article by Murray Whyte for The Toronto Star
As Summer Fades, Art World Blooms, article by Murray Whyte for The Toronto Star
Art That Moves, Leah Sandals for The National Post, 2011
Road Pic Power, Fran Schechter for Now Magazine, 2011