Surface/Sunset Michele Goulette Canada digital 7 min 2019
Venice along a canal at sunset. Mesmerizing water, the play of dense seaweed undulating below. Repetition, overlay, variations in opacity and speed invoke a purely visual meditative experience. – Michele Goulette
This film is available to stream globally.
This film is co-presented with the Art Gallery of Windsor and Windsor Endowment for the Arts.
Image credits: all artworks, stills, and portraits courtesy of the artist © Michele Goulette.
about the artist
Michele Goulette (Canada) is an artist and filmmaker born in Windsor, Ontario in 1954. Her work explores the idea of a collective unconscious, where the particular transforms into the universal. She is occupied with inner life and making the invisible visible in an intimately personal, visceral way. She received a BFA (1976) and a B Ed (1990) from the University of Windsor, an MFA from Cranbrook Art Academy (1980), and a Doctorate in Art Education from Wayne State University (1997). She has completed 20+ moving image artworks since 2008. Her films, prints, digital collages, and photographic work have been exhibited at festivals, museums, and galleries, including Monique Goldstrom Gallery, Volterra Foundation, Hamilton Artists Inc., Thames Art Gallery, Media City Film Festival, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Amos Enos Gallery, Arts Resource Centre, and Artcite Inc., among many others. Goulette worked as Education Curator at the Art Gallery of Windsor (1984–1989). She is Professor Emerita, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor. Downriver, a solo exhibition of her recent video work, is currently on view at the AGW. She lives and works in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.