Anne Golden - Robert-Forget award 2022

April 23, 2023


  • BROTHERS, 1998, 6 min
  • SITE, 2020, 2 min
  • NIGHTTIDE, 2017, 1 min 41 s
  • INFIRMARY, 2017, 2 min 36 s
  • PIECES, 2016, 1 min 29 s
  • THE ROOMS, 2020, 2 min 37 s
  • THE EXPERIMENT, 2020, 3 min 42 s
  • SPECKS, 2020, 1 min 59 s
  • THE EVENT, 2020, 3 min 41 s
  • THE ORDER, 2020, 3 min 54 s
  • POTION, 2017, 1 min
  • PLay Land, 2020, 2 min 29 s
  • VISTA, 2020, 2 min 58 s
  • SHARDS, 2021, 2 min 39 s
  • AT SEA, 2021, 3 min 25 s
  • THE COMMUTER, 2020, 3 min 31 s


Vidéographe would like to remind everyone that these works are distributed by Groupe Intervention Vidéo, and are being shown exceptionally and for a limited time on Vithèque as part of the publication: Anne Golden - Prix Robert-Forget 2022. To be seen before April 23, 2023!

Anne Golden

Artist, curator, and author Anne Golden is a pioneer of independent Canadian video who has contributed to the recognition of the field and to feminist and lesbian perspectives through her practice.

Since 1989, Golden has served as co-artistic director of Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), an important Montréal artist-run centre dedicated to promoting works made by women. She has also sat on the board at Oboro (2002-2006), Vtape (2004-2012), and Diffusions Gaie et Lesbienne du Québec.


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Anne Golden is a prolific artist who has produced close to 90 videos since 1991. Her approach to the moving image is influenced by documentary, fiction, and experimental cinema.

In her first videos, she deals with documentary form and intervention videos. Her videographic work Les Autres (1991) is worth mentioning as it sets forth a series of bilingual interviews with women who discuss media and scientific reticence surrounding AIDS and safe sex among women.

This was followed by more narrative works, experimental fictions dealing with feminist issues, the lesbian body, sensuality, androgyny, and in which the artist often stages herself, of which Fat Chance (1994), Big Girl Town (1998), Brothers (1998), Les Aventures de Poney Girl (2000) and Somme (2006) are telling examples.

The year 2018 marked a significant turning point for Golden, as she started working exclusively with films from the Prelinger Archives available online. Her vision of the moving image, as a historian and archaeologist, as a lover of film and video art, and her interest in Hollywoodian codes guide her towards the creation of vibrant and unsettling works in which a gesture, an action, a look are brought to our attention.

With a growing body of work that currently includes nearly 60 titles, Anne Golden is part of a flourishing trend: the return to archive footage. The singularity of her approach lies in the fact that she maintains a critical, political, feminist, and resolutely affectionate perspective on this found footage, which is now available on Internet and which she reassigns to different narrative, identity, and political functions.

Anne Golden’s work as a whole embodies and catalyzes genre hybridity and mobility and aesthetic approaches, as well as transfers from one medium to another, not to mention the technological transformations of image and sound we undoubtedly witness.

Excerpt from the presentation text, written by Nicole Gingras, for Anne Golden's nomination for the Robert Forget 2022 Award.


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