Trompe-l'œil is a playful exhibition inspired by the techniques used to capture and show the moving image before the invention of cinema. While integrating optical toys, anamorphoses and images made using the ALPINE, the pin screen acquired by La Bande vidéo, it explores the origins of the 7th art.
An animation filmmaker and digital artist, Alexandre Roy is fascinated by the relationship between still and moving images and between the analogue and digital realms. He has used numerous animation techniques, including painting on 35mm film, animated drawings and sand animation, as well as live-action filming. After seeing the film Empreintes by Jacques Drouin he became interested in pinscreen animation, a technique he has been working with since 2018.