A world turned around



"A world turned around" is an experimental film which is inspired by the experience of spring 2020 in pandemic and provides a facetious insight into the situation created by the global pandemic in this art film. While humanity is confined, inside walls, behind screens –represented by a fuzzy silhouette that has lost its points of contact with its world– nature, alive, invading, happy, takes its revenge on all the itching that we made it suffer. It is moving forward, getting closer and closer, determined…


For more than thirty years, Johanne Chagnon has adopted a diversified artistic practice that calls on several mediums, in addition to exploring various forms of distribution and various types of presentation venues, often unconventional. More recently, she has turned to art video in which she can bring together her past experiences. Her videos have won several nominations in various festivals around the world. She also writes articles for the Silver Mask Live Festival website (Los Angeles). She has been involved for over 15 years in the art magazine ESSE as coordinator and editor. From 2000 to 2017, she also developed Engrenage Noir, an organization which works to support community action art. In 2020, she published the monograph «Naviguer malgré tout [Navigate anyway]» which traces her practice from 1986 to 2015.